2009-01-10

The Underpants from University Theatre

This month University Theatre brings us "The Underpants," a show about the absurdity of humankind in circumstances beyond our control. It's Steve Martin's adaptation of the German play "Die Hose" by Carl Sternheim which was banned by the German imperial government and the Nazis for its criticism of the German bourgeoisie. Martin changed the focus to examine the woof and weave of society's obsession with momentary fame and material success. In either version, it's hilarious for a woman's drawers to fall off in public, making a celebrity of her while embarassing her social climber husband.


"The Underpants" will open on Thursday, January 22 and run January 22-24, 27-31 at 8:00 pm and February 1 at 2:30 pm in the Cellar Theatre in the UGA Fine Arts Building on the corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin Streets.

Regular admission is $15; admission for students and senior citizens with I.D. is $12. Tickets may be purchased beginning Thursday, January 8 at the University Theatre box office located downstairs in the Fine Arts Bldg. at the corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin Sts. (hours: M-F, 12 – 5 pm) or at the theatre door beginning one hour prior to show time. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the University Theatre Box Office line at (706) 542-2838.

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