Main St. Players present The Underpants through Oct. 22

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Main St. Players present The Underpants through Oct. 22

Louise Maske’s underpants fall to her ankles in the middle of the king’s parade and quickly as they fel,l there are suitors at her door ready to treat Louise as a muse or as property, but somehow never as a woman to love, which is a problem for her and lucky for her clueless husband, Theo. 

There are moments of The Underpants that can speak to thinly-veiled racism, sexism, and the quagmire of a poet professing love that he dare not undertake and all could be parsed for subtext but as the director of the play, Danny Nieves, wrote in the program: This play is about having fun.
The audience roared with laughter at every perfectly timed exchange, every on point expression, and at times the cast had to give pause before their next line to allow the audience chance to exhaust itself from laughter. The cast was full of great performances but the stand out was the nosy neighbor, Lucy Nunez as Gertrude, with her perfect blend of rapid-fire speech and wide-eye glances. 

The Underpants runs from now to October 22, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. with a one-time showing at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. 
The cast features Sheri Wieseman as Louise, Michael Fernandez as Theo, Steven Chambers as Versati, Anthony Wolff as Cohen, Lucy Nunez as Gertrude, Murphy Hayes as Klinglehoff, and Michael Cabal as The King. 

Tickets are $30 for adults, and $25 for students, seniors, and military personnel, and may be purchased in advance at www.mainstreetplayers.com or at the door thirty minutes prior to showtime.

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