Washington Post: Little Theatre’s ‘Underpants’ Frayed Around the EdgesBy Laura & Mike Clark • Jun 29th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere
Little Theatre of Alexandria
Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
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Through June 28th
Michael Toscano in the Washington Post writes:
Enjoying Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of “The Underpants,” the 1911 lampoon of German bourgeois sensibilities from German satirist Carl Sternheim, might be primarily an exercise in managing expectations. The version staged here is an adaptation by Steve Martin, the comic actor and writer. Sternheim is probably not going to attract many theatergoers, although having the Martin name attached to the play is a definite draw. However, those who come expecting to see either Martin’s “wild and crazy” stand-up comedy sensibility or the witty and cerebral playfulness of his wholly original play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will be disappointed.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.