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Classic takes ‘Underpants’

Martin's version of Sternheim's farce to highlight upcoming season

Steve Martin’s new version of Carl Sternheim’s farce “The Underpants” will highlight the Classic Stage Co.’s upcoming season, as expected.

CSC artistic director Barry Edelstein will helm the production, which plays March 20-April 28.

CSC’s first offering for the 2002 season will be the premiere of Neal Bell’s “Monster,” based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Beginning perfs Jan. 15 and running through Feb. 17, the production will be helmed by Michael Greif.

The company’s third show will be “Room,” a solo performance based on the writings of Virginia Woolf featuring Ellen Lauran and directed by Anne Bogart. That show plays May 15-June 9.

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