Audition notice for “The Underpants” (Alumnae Theatre, Sept 20-Oct 5, 2013)

It’s been quiet on the blog lately, since our season ended April 27 with the closing of The Killdeer, and the staged reading series Big Ideas wrapped on May 12.  But theatre rarely sleeps for long, so guess what?   Producer Jennifer McKinley and director Ginette Mohr are already gearing up for the first production of the 2013/14 season.  Which means – oh, yes – it’s audition time!  Our webmistress is currently vacationing on the other side of the country, so this info isn’t yet up on Alumnae Theatre’s website – you’re seeing it here first.Underpant image

The Underpants

By Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin

 Directed by Ginette Mohr

 PERFORMANCE DATES:  September 20th – October 5th 2013

 Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife’s underpants won’t stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town-a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he’s trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim’s classic 1910 farce.


Theo Maske — M, 30’s.  A burly fireplug.

Louise Maske — F, 20’s. Charming.

Gertrude Deuter — F, 30-50.   A trouble-maker and busybody.

Frank Versati — M, mid 20’s to mid 30’s.  An elegant gentleman.

Benjamin Cohen — M, mid 20’s to 40. Nervous, sickly.

Klinglehoff — M, 50’s to 80s.  An elderly man.


Wednesday June 12th   6:0010:00 p.m.

Thursday June 13th   6:0010:00 p.m.

CALLBACKS:  Saturday June 15th, 10:00 a.m.



Please prepare a 2- 3 3min. comedic, contemporary monologue.

Looking for actors who are adept at playing physical comedy.

Please bring copy of your photo and résumé.  Appointments must be made by June 7.


E-mail and attach photo and résumé. 
Alternatively, phone and leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext 3.

Be sure to include your phone number so we can contact you!  And specify your preferred role.   Please note that bookings will not be confirmed until AFTER June 7.  Thank you for your patience.

Auditions, most rehearsals and the performances will be at Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide), Toronto.

Please note that Alumnae Theatre is a non-union company, and participants do it for love, not money.


Filed under 2013/14 Season, The Underpants

2 responses to “Audition notice for “The Underpants” (Alumnae Theatre, Sept 20-Oct 5, 2013)

  1. Reblogged this on life with more cowbell and commented:
    Hey kids! Yep, it’s that time again. Check out this Alumnae Theatre audition notice for their fall production of The Underpants – and keep checking back for upcoming casting for other productions. Not your thing? Check out local community theatre audition notices on their sites.

  2. Pingback: Ghost story / last chance for InspiraTo; The Underpants auditionsother news | The Alumnae Theatre Company's Blog

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