Raves for “The Underpants”. Which is FREE tonight if you dare…

“The Underpants features an excellent and highly entertaining cast.” – Life with More Cowbell

“…a lot of talent and perfect timing on stage” – Mooney on Theatre

Rave reviews for Alumnae Theatre Company’s sexy and very bawdy production of The Underpants, which opened Sept 20.

Underpants -Louise & Cohen

Louise (Carolyn Hall) fending off the love-struck hypochondriac Benjamin Cohen (Michael Gordin Shore). Photo: Dahlia Katz.

If you haven’t seen it yet, and are the uninhibited type, come to the theatre tonight (Thursday, Sept 26) wearing your underpants OVER YOUR CLOTHES, and you will be admitted for free!  Dare ya!

Don’t forget that this Sunday’s  matinee will be followed by a Talkback.   The audience will be able to ask questions of director Ginette Mohr, producer Jennifer McKinley, the designers and the cast.  Did you know that The Underpants is part of Alumnae Theatre Company’s ‘Countdown to 100’ Retrospective?  Yes, in 1967, we  staged a 1950’s translation of German playwright Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce  Die Hose. It was quite different from this production, which is a 2002 adaptation by American funnyman Steve Martin.  You can check out photos and documents from the 1967 production on display in the lobby.  Trivia:  Anne Tait, now a legendary casting director (Road To Avonlea, Wind At My Back, etc.), was the producer, and Maggie Bassett (a director and actor who now has a Theatre Ontario award* named after her)  is listed as the Prompter!

The Underpants runs to Saturday October 5, with performances Wed – Sat at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets are 2-for-1 on Wed; $20 Thu/Fri/Sat; PWYC Sun.  To book seats and pay cash at the door, phone 416-364-4170 xtn 1 or e-mail reservations@alumnaetheatre.com.  To purchase online, go to www.alumnaetheatre.com and click on the TICKETS symbol.


* Maggie Bassett was Theatre Ontario’s first employee, who launched the organization’s Professional Theatre Training Program, Summer Courses, and the newsletter.  She was also a director and actress who performed at Tarragon Theatre, Huron County Playhouse, and at Alumnae Theatre. Theatre Ontario’s Maggie Bassett Award is presented annually to an individual for dedication to theatre beyond the call of duty.  Past recipients include playwright Dave Carley (2012), Virginia Reh, Ron Cameron-Lewis and Herbert Whittaker.


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