The Underpants Auditions

Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of Steve Martin’s, The Underpants, directed by Jennifer York.  

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue.  There will also be some cold reading from the script.  Roles are available for 2 women and 4 men.  All ethnicities are welcome to audition. Roles are: Theo Maske. A burly, masculine man; Louise Maske, a very pretty young woman, age early to mid 20s; Gertrude Deuter, a woman, 40's, a busybody; Frank Versati, an elegant gentleman; Benjamin Cohen, a sickly, asthmatic man; Klinglehoff, an elderly man; The King, an elegant man in full regalia.

Auditions will be held Sunday, July 17th and Monday, July 18th at Tacoma Little Theatre.  Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm-10:00pm on Monday.  Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, July 20th. 

To reserve an audition time, email us or call our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. Please provide: your name, phone number, email address, preferred audition time, and playable age.

Once cast, The Underpants will run from Friday, September 16, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016.