Renowned comedic actor Steve Martin provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, 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 scandal Theo fears, but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ 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.
“A wonderfully fun evening of theatre, Steve Martin doesn’t disappoint” — New York Times
“This is funny stuff … a fine play … with funny characters and lightning flashes of wit.” — TheaterMania.com
“The show zings.” — CitySearch.com
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.