ReDiscovery Reading Series:

The Panties, the Partner and the Profit: Scenes From the Heroic Life of the Middle Class
By David Ives

The world turned upside-down. Thanks to one faulty waistband on a pair of Louise Mask’s underwear, the lives of three generations are changed forever. And what’s with that enormous sea serpent that keeps appearing just offshore? Leaping from Boston in 1950 to Wall Street in 1986 to lavish Malibu today, David Ives (The Liar, The Heir Apparent, The Metromaniacs) gives his “translaptation” treatment to Carl Sternheim’s epic trilogy, Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class—transforming three full-length plays into a single brisk evening filled with panties falling, lovers juggling, dueling pistols shooting and other signs of near-apocalypse.

Be the first to hear Ives’s world-premiere work before it arrives onstage at STC in the 2018–2019 Season.


The ReDiscovery Reading Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons.


Thanks to the Members who support ReDiscovery and New Works through the Artistic Leadership Fund.

Additional support provided by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



The Panties...

May 07

Lansburgh TheatreReDiscovery Reading Series

7:30 p.m.
This is a FREE event.
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