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The Underpants Godot

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

The Secret Theatre presents a meta-theatrical comedy about the limits of adaptation and interpretation. More…

In Duncan Pflaster's new play, a director hopes to mount an avant-garde production of 'Waiting for Godot' starring hot young dudes in their underpants instead of two old men. But when a representative from the notoriously litigious Samuel Beckett estate crashes a rehearsal to investigate, it's clear the show may not be allowed to go on.


Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent
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Avg Score

90
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You're a theatre-buff, know "Waiting for Godot", like interpretive pieces, comedy, and very clever writing. Best part -theatre is by my job

Don't see it if You're offended by male nudity, simulated peeing on stage, homosexuals, small staging, or dislike "Waiting for Godot"

Also I'd see this again!

89
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Beckett fan, know Waiting for Godot, a bit of theater history & theory and are open to protagonists "waiting" in their underpants.

Don't see it if You are a strict traditionalist, object to male nudity, are not interested in ideas regarding playwrights' intentions/modernization of plays

Also Very funny meta-theater, with good writing and very minimalist staging... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Very homoerotic!, Very sexy!

See it if you want to see two hot guys in underwear instead of two old guys in rags debate the adaptation/interpretation of a classic play. $9 (TDF).

Don't see it if you are offended by male nudity and won't find a homoerotic spin on "Waiting for Godot" not only funny but thought-provoking. On Th/Fr/Sat.

78
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Beckett - with scantily clad actors! A clever take on the author's work, with deeper meanings for today's theater.

Don't see it if You don't think Beckett should be interfered with; you don't like scandtily clad actors.

93
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You sometimes find theater boring and pretentious and want to see a brilliant analysis of why classics should be updated.

Don't see it if You don't want to see handsome men in their undies or less

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a spoof of rehearsals for Waiting For Godot. You don't mind a bit of male nudity.

Don't see it if You don't like clever off-off Broadway shows.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Well-acted, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent theater that is also funny, and with strong acting

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are referenced to other theater, e.g. "Godot" Or if you want spectacle or "Cats"

75
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like a mix of social commentary and existentialism. And male nudity. Definitely has funny moments.

Don't see it if you want more of a complex linear plot and are expecting great acting from all ensemble members. Must be okay with minimalism.

93
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Love intelligent humor

Don't see it if you only look at the cartoons in a newspaper

96
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you would love a hilarious dissection of the process of theater and dramaturgy.

Don't see it if nudity, albeit tasteful, is unpalatable to you.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if See it if you like shows that make you think, that challenge you while also making you laugh, great performances, and writing.

Don't see it if Like the same old, same old.

92
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Beckett, theater humor, and guys in their underwear.

Don't see it if you don't like guys in their underwear

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You love theater and seeing how the sausage gets made.

Don't see it if You're an idiot.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Talky

See it if Theater people will eat up the meta industry humor in this witty war between integrity & interpretation. And hooray for nudity!

Don't see it if If you're offended by gay stuff, naked men, existential angst, big words, theater in-jokes, talky scripts or lofty ideas....just stay home.


September 28th, 2016
"'The Underpants Godot' is a playful think piece with a meta-theatrical structure that heightens the questions illuminated within the fiction...This play might not be every viewer’s cup of tea: while the themes may be of interest to a general audience, its humor seems predominantly pointed toward...
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September 23rd, 2016
"It is at once a farcical look at the theater business, an examination of the problems involved in reinterpreting an author’s work and a look at how sexuality influences the way we look at art...The acting is of a uniformly high quality. Simon, as the Beckett estate representative, has the comic ...
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