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Productions, 2007 - 2008

 The Underpants 

By Carl Sternheim
Adapted by Steve Martin
Directed by Richard Nimke
Scenic Design by Peter Wojtowicz*
Lighting Design by Kevin D. Gawley
Costume Design by Mallory Prucha-Rishoi
*Theatre Student

Riverside Theatre
May 1-3 & 7-10 at 7:30 p.m.
May 4 at 1:30 p.m.

"The Underpants" Photo Gallery

Steve Martin provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

"The Underpants" Cast
Theo Maske...........................................Dustin Haugle
Louise Maske.................................Sheena Thompson
Gertrude Deuter....................................Charlene Lucht
Frank Versati.......................................Ryan McDaniel
Benjamin Cohen......................................Jacob Shuda
Klinglehoff.................................................CJ Krueger
A Late Arrival.............................................Tim Jacobs

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