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"The Underpants"

By Paula Jessop

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Geffen Playhouse Producing Director Gilbert Cates proudly presents the West Coast Premiere of "The Underpants", Steve Martin's contemporary adaptations of a Carl Steinheim play.

Set at the turn of the century, "The Underpants" is the hilarious story of a young, beautiful bride who becomes famous after her knickers fall down during a parade for the king. Revealed thorough the direction of Tony Award winning direction John Rando (Urinetown), "The Underpants features Amy Aquino, (Living Out, Mark Taper Forum; Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jack Betts (Harvey, Laguna Playhouse; Spider-man), Dan Castellaneta (Emmy Award winner, Valentin in Kiss of  the Spider woman); Patrick Kerr (Curb your Enthusiasm; Frasier); Meredith Patterson ( Tony Award winning production, 42nd Street); and Steve Vinovich (Lost in Yonkers, Richard Rodgers Theatre).
Creative team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Christina Haatainen Jones (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (lighting Design), Karl Fredrik Lundeberg (Original Music and Sound Design) and Jimmie McDermott (production Stage Manager).

Steve Martin's award-winning comedy, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile", was the first play to appear at the Geffen Playhouse stage nearly ten years ago. Today, as the Geffen Playhouse prepares to temporarily relocate to the Brentwood Theatre, Steve Martin's "The Underpants" marks the final play to be performed at the Geffen prior to it's May 2004 groundbreaking. "When we set out to create a new venue for cutting edge theater in Los Angeles, it made perfect sense to inaugurate this beautiful Playhouse with the genius comedy of Steve Martin," said Cates. "As we focus our energies on creating an even more amazing space for our devoted audiences to enjoy, I can't think of a better way to ring out a decade here than with another Steve Martin masterpiece."

Masterpiece it is! This is a thoroughly enjoyable production of a hilarious story by Steve Martin with a solid professional cast who turn out excellent performances. "The Underpants"  is only playing through the 18th of April so get your tickets now and be sure not to miss this excellent show.

Dates:now through April 18th, 2004
Tickets: Geffen Playhouse Box Office: 310.208.5454
Website: wwww.geffenplayhouse.com
Price: $28-$46
Geffen Playhouse is located at 10886 Le Conte Avenue (just east of Westwood Blvd.)
Westwood Villa

Published on Dec 31, 1969

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