By Steve Martin
Directed by Marty Epstein
The Underpants is comedian-playwright Steve Martin's adaptation of the 1911 German play Die Hose by Carl Sternheim. Set in Dusseldorf in 1910, Theo and his wife Louise have a vacant room to rent in their apartment. One morning, while Louise attends a parade to try to catch a glimpse of the king, her underpants fall down to her ankles. Theo is humiliated and worried about the incident's affect on his civil service career, but now they have two interested renters. Having witnessed the fall of the panties, both men secretly confess their love to Louise and begin to fight for her favor. As the renters argue over who is the better man, Theo remains oblivious to both the renters' intentions and his wife's charm, while Louise learns a powerful lesson in how to obtain what she desires.
June 19-July 5, 2015. Fri 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $22.
Preview: June 18, 2015 7:30 pm
Talkback: June 28, 2015
Ice Skating & Shakespeare
Posted: June 29, 2015.
The city will be offering skating on a new 50-by-100 ft. synthetic ice rink in the Civic Plaza this summer. Skating is free; skate rentals available for a modest fee. During the last week of Shakespeare on the Plaza (July 2-4) the rink will be open 2-7pm.
The Reviews Are In!
Posted: June 15, 2015.
Read reviews for this year's Shakespeare on the Plaza productions: Julius Caesar
and The Taming of the Shrew
Tickets on Sale Now!
Posted: May 13, 2015.
Tickets are now on sale for Shakespeare on the Plaza, the collaborative project between The Vortex Theatre and the City of Albuquerque.
This year's offerings include Julius Caeser and The Taming of the Shrew.
Dates: Thursdays thru Sundays, June 11-July 5, 2015
Prices: $15 general, $10 student/youth. THURS $5 ALL SEATS.
Where: The Civic Plaza, 400 Marquette Ave NW
Tickets: Available at the door or through HoldMyTicket.com
Theatre Camp For Kids Starts July 20
Posted: April 14, 2015.
Two-week course for children ages 8 - 14 teaches improvisation, mime, speech, character development, and other skills for the stage, culminating in a presentation on Saturday, August 1.