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Steve Martin's 'The Underpants'

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until September 8, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $30 - $90

Legendary comedian and writer Steve Martin is back at The Old Globe with "The Underpants," a riotously funny farce.

Newly married Louise is bored with her demanding and uptight bureaucrat husband. Then one day at the royal parade, she jumps up on a bench to see the king go by, and oops — wardrobe malfunction! — her bloomers come loose and fall down around her ankles. Her husband is frantic that her faux pas will cost him his job and reputation. But suddenly the room they’ve been trying to rent out has plenty of takers, and it just might have something to do with ... the underpants.

Steve Martin, who gave Globe audiences hits like "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," "Bright Star" and "Meteor Shower" brings us a hilarious look at sudden fame and the crazy things people do when they’re in the grip of romantic fever.

The New York Times calls the play "laugh-out-loud funny!" and "an amalgam of comic book and social commentary made out of sex jokes, slamming doors, and sophisticated repartee."

Written by Martin, the story is adapted from "Die Hose" by Carl Sternheim, and is directed by Walter Bobbie. "The Underpants" runs July 27 through Sept. 8, to order tickets by phone call (619) 234-5623.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A promotional photo from "The Underpants," by Jim Cox.

Above: A promotional photo from "The Underpants," by Jim Cox.

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