The Underpants

Fall 2016

7:30pm - November 10 & 11  (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - November 12  (Sunday)

7:30pm - November 17 & 18 (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - November 19 (Sunday)

Directed by: Ralph Hewitt

A guffaw inducing comedy from the wild and crazy mind of the incomparable Steve Martin

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile 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 feared scandal 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.

"This is funny stuff ... a fine play ... with funny characters and lightning flashes of wit." -


Ticket Prices

$15 -- Adults
$13 -- Seniors (62+)
$11 -- Students

A great historical theater that has carried on the traditions of entertaining, educating, and enriching the community for 50 years. The people here are some of the most talented and professional found in any venue.
- Tony Jenkins

Gallery Theatre projects are supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.