Theo Maske opens with a complaint: his wife, Louise, has allowed her underpants to fall to the ground while attending a parade for the king. This rollicking sociopolitical farce, adapted by Steve Martin, is set in Germany, 1910. As events unfold, Theo worries about scandal and repercussions at his job as a government clerk. Louise allows herself to revel in newfound fame, reveling in the possibilities this unintentional faux pas materialize. With their tenants and nosy upstairs neighbor, Theo and Louise explore relationships and conventional gender roles through intricate wordplay and absurd humor.