by Carl Sternheim
Adaptation by Steve Martin
January 8 to 23, 2016 (Preview January 7)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
In renowned comic actor and writer Steve Martin’s adaptation of The Underpants, Theo Maske is horrified when his wife’s bloomers fall down in public. Theo frets that the inevitable scandal will ruin them financially and make them social outcasts, but before long, besotted men appear at the couple’s door to rent a room, setting off a chain of events that threatens to shatter their conservative existence forever. “An ambitious amalgam of comic book and social commentary, made out of sex jokes, slamming doors, and sophisticated repartee.” — The New York Times
Give the gift of undies!
During the run of The Underpants, Theatre Kraken will be accepting donations of new men’s underwear for The Ottawa Mission. The Ottawa Mission helps hundreds of homeless people every year, providing food, shelter, and clothing, and one of the items in top demand is new underwear. Bring your donations with you to the show, or drop them off at any time during box office hours during the run, and we will deliver them to The Ottawa Mission at the end of the month. Theatre Kraken and The Ottawa Mission thank you in advance for your support!