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The Underpants

By Carl Sternheim, Adaptation by Steve Martin
Directed by Dan Friedman

The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for Steve Martin's farce, The Underpants, July 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm at The Sherman Playhouse 5 Rt. 39 North in Sherman, CT.

The casting calls for 4 males and 2 females ages 20-60.

The plot is as follows: Louise and Theo Maske are a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske's home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Pics and resumes are encouraged but not required. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday nights to start depending on cast availability. The production opens September 21 and closes October 13.

For more info from the director please email him directly at:

Audition Sides

Theo & Louise pg 4-7

Theo & Louise pg 108-109

Louise & Versati pg 66-68

Theo, Cohen & Louise pg 32-37

Theo & Klinglehoff pg 125-127

Louise & Gertrude pg 10-12

Gertrude & Louise pg 22-25

Louise & Versati pg 16-19