Some of my fondest memories of actor Steve Martin aren’t moments when he’s acting at all. Don’t get me wrong: I love watching him gyrate around like a “wild and crazy guy”, and I get sucked into TBS every time “Father of the Bride” comes on Sunday afternoons, which is pretty much a weekly occurrence. But, though he’s a prolific and varied actor, Martin’s most endearing work of late for me is his work on the page — and, on occasion, from the page to stage. This month, the Beck Center for the Arts (17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood) will be the latest theatre to present “The Underpants”, Martin’s contemporary adaptation of the turn-of-the-century satire “Die Hose” by German Expressionist Carl Sternheim. Martin’s hilarious version opened off Broadway in 2002 to critical acclaim. The New York Times called the show “laugh-out-loud funny” and the Village Voice said it was “hilarious and bawdy.” In the play, as it turns out, dropping your drawers in public (and showing off your lady bits) are surefire ways to generate renters for your empty room. Snobbery and conformity will come to a head this month with this notoriously raucous and highly physical comedy. “The Underpants” tells the story of a low-level bureaucrat and his sex-starved wife, who becomes an instant celebrity when her panties accidentally fall down in public. Martin’s saucy jokes, witty wordplay and slamming doors lampoon our contemporary culture’s fascination with fame. The show is running April 1 through 23. For tickets and showtimes, call the box office at 216-521-2540, ext. 10, or visit BeckCenter.org. Beck Center’s production of “The Underpants” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and is sponsored by FIT Technologies, Cox Communications, Ohio Arts Council and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.