Only in Steve Martin’s absurdist world could an entire play be centered on a pair of underwear. Adapted by Martin from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce, The Underpants tells the story of Theo Maske, a man trying to balance the scandal of his wife’s uncooperative undergarments (and their tendency to fall down in public) with the business of finding a renter for his flat. Unsurprisingly, the kooky lodgers don’t make things easy on poor Theo. Presented by UW’s Department of Theatre and Drama. April 13-30, at 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays.
Performances will be held in the Ronald F. Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue
Ticket Prices: $20 Adult; $18 Senior (62 +); $10 Children (K-12); $10 Group Sales (10 tickets or more); $13 UW Students (ID)
Vilas Hall Box Office, 821 University Avenue
Monday – Friday | 11:30am – 5:30pm
Memorial Union Box Office, 800 Langdon Street
Monday – Friday | 11:30am – 5:30pm (no convenience fees for in-person orders)
The Vilas Hall Box Office remains open on Thursday & Friday performances until 30 min past curtain. For Saturday and/or Sunday events in Vilas Hall, the Box Office opens 1 hour before show-time and remains open until 30 min past curtain.