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January 9, 2007 > The Underpants-A play

The Underpants-A play

Broadway West provides a fresh take on a hilarious classic by Carl Sternheim, "the Underpants."

Adapted by Steve Martin this play provides a wild satire adapted from a classic German play about Louise and Theo, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down at a public event. Though she pulls them up quickly, Theo thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, and each wants to rent the spare room. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. Both boarders then woo her behind his back, much to the vicarious delight of their nosy neighbor.

For reservations and more information, call (510) 683-9218. Performance times are 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees. January 21 and 28 performances begin with a continental brunch (included in price of ticket) as 12:15 pm and the show begins at 1 pm. The February 4th performance starts at 1 pm with English tea, sandwiches and scones during intermission (included in price of ticket).

Regular ticket prices are $20 general and $15 for Students and Seniors. Thursday performances are $15 for everyone. Sunday performances and Opening night are $20 for everyone. All ticket prices include refreshments. Two $5 preview showings will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 10 and 11 at 8 pm.

TCV will be doing a review of the play, please look for it on January 16th .

The Underpants
January 12 to February 10
Broadway West
4000-B Bay Street, Fremont
(510) 683-9218.


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