Friday, September 19, 2008

The Underpants

Photo/Jen Maufrais Kelly

Compared to the fine wine of Steve Martin's last play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, this adaptation of Carl Sterheim's 1911 play, The Underpants, is a six-pack of cheap beer, hastily chugged to numb the unhappiness of home life. Directed on high spin by Seth Soloway, this production manages--with the help of manic comic actors like Nat Cassidy and the sublime subtlety of Catia Ojeda--to iron out the kinks of the original characters and get back to the wild and crazy puns of Martin's adaptation.

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