Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Underpants at Tacoma Little Theatre

Published in The News Tribune, Sept. 23, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre opens its 98th season with a frothy bit of silliness called “The Underpants” from the multi-talented Steve Martin, renowned comic, actor, writer and musician who wrote the brilliant Picasso at the Lapine Agile. It is hard to believe that Steve Martin wrote this one.

At best, it is good for a few laughs. There is some entertaining word play, it pokes fun at sexist attitudes that were prevalent when the play is set, in the first decade of the 20th century – attitudes that in some quarters still exist today. It is also mildly risqué and would have been even more so in 1910.

Louise (Cassie Jo Fastabend)  and Gertrude (Deya Ozburn). All photos courtesy Dennis K. Photography

Daya Ozburn and Jed Slaughter

Cassie Jo Fastabend and Daya Ozburn

Ben Stahl and Cassie Jo Fastabend

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