Two of South Florida's premiere college theater programs are doing their spring shows in the next few weeks.
The former wild-and-crazy guy adapted Carl Sternheim's banned 1911 play into a sex farce about a married woman whose undies drop to her ankles while she's watching a parade. Though her husband is scandalized, the men who saw the descending undergarments find themselves in a more lustful frame of mind.
The Underpants runs April 3-6 in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre on FIU's main University Park campus. From April 10-13, it plays the Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre on the Biscayne Bay campus in North Miami. Tickets are $10 ($8 for seniors, students and FIU alumni). For tickets, call 305-348-3789 or visit the FIU theater website.
At the University of Miami, spring brings a big musical: Guys and Dolls. The 1950 Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows-Jo Swerling smash is set in Damon Runyon's version of New York, and it features such well-known showtunes as Luck Be a Lady, Adelaide's Lament and Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat. The show runs April 16-18 at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr. in Coral Gables. Tickets are $18-$20 (seniors, faculty, staff and alumni pay $16-$18; students pay $8-$10). For information, call 305-284-3355 or visit UM's theater web site.