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Steve Martin's 'The Underpants' among top picks for stage

'The Underpants'

In the last 20 years or so, Steve Martin has created quite a large body of literary work, from novels and short stories to a memoir to plays. The Underpants is his 2002 adaptation of a German Expressionist farce by Carl Sternheim whose theme is summed up by a remark made by one of its characters: "Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie." The comedy is being staged by Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, opening Friday and running through July 28. Bruce Jordan directed the production that features Gil Brady, Daryl Embry, Jennifer Joan Thompson, Mary Ann Conk, Danny Bernardy and Chet Carlin. Preview tonight. $18-$42. (941) 366-9000; floridastudiotheatre.org.

'The Secret History of Love'

At the Florida Dance Festival, the San Francisco-based Sean Dorsey Dance presents The Secret History of Love. It is based on a two-year LGBT Elders Oral History Project that explored the ways transgender and gay people found love in the 1920s. The company performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Theatre 2 on the USF Tampa campus. $15, $22. Dorsey convenes a free modern dance master class at 11 a.m. Saturday; no dance experience required. (800) 982-2787; floridadanceassociation.org.

Klassika Trio

Jolanda Nel, Clint Shepherd and Chris Romeo are members of the Klassika Trio who will perform favorites such as Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water and My Heart Will Go On in a "POPera" concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $14, $16. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Steve Martin's 'The Underpants' among top picks for stage 06/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:20pm]
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