Martin's Underpants and Bogart Midsummer Fill San Jose Rep Season

News   Martin's Underpants and Bogart Midsummer Fill San Jose Rep Season California's San Jose Repertory Theatre has made some changes to its upcoming season. Mary's Wedding, Wintertime and The Underpants have been added to the previously announced Noises Off, A Midsummer Night's Dream and No Time For Comedy. Sandra Tsing Loh's Sugar Plum Fairy will has been dropped.

The season will begin with Noises Off by Michael Frayn (Copenhagen) Sept. 6-Oct. 5. Richard Seyd will direct the classic comedy which follows the backstage and onstage mishaps by a feuding acting company.

Stephen Massicotte's Mary's Wedding will play Oct. 18-Nov. 16 at the San Jose stage. Michael Butler is set to direct the American premiere of the work about a new couple falling in love on the brink of World War I.

Playwright Charles L. Mee's Wintertime will be directed by Timothy Near, Nov. 29-Jan. 4, 2004. In the comedy, a man about to propose at a secluded snowbound house finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father then shows up with his boyfriend.

Director Anne Bogart helms the Bard classic A Midsummer Night's Dream next. The William Shakespeare comedy, in which fairies and royalty collide, plays Jan. 24-Feb. 22, 2004.

A production yet to be determined will fill the March 20-April 18, 2004 slot before No Time For Comedy by S.N. Behrman will inhabit the space May 8-June 6, 2004. Directed by Timothy Near, the American drama follows a writer and his actress-wife amid the Depression. Steve Martin's adaptation of Carl Sternheim's The Underpants will close out the season, June 19-July 18, 2004. The classic 1910 German comedy, directed by John McCluggage, tells the tale of a neglected wife whose bloomers suddenly fall down around her ankles during the parade for the King and gain her instant fame.

For more information on San Jose Rep, at 101 Paseo de San Antonio in San Jose, CA, visit www.sanjoserep.com.