By Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
A co-production with Hartford Stage
October 16 - November 10, 2013
Running Time: 95 minutes with no intermission
"COMEDIC TIMING COULDN'T BE BETTER...
A PEACH... PICK IT WHILE IT'S IN SEASON."
-New Haven Register
"A FUN FROLIC... SAUCY, SILLY."
"GUFFAW-INDUCING... A GIDDY ROMP
WITH A BRAIN AND A HEART."
About the Play
Pretty, young Louise is bored. Bored with her stuffy bureaucrat of a husband and with her small life. Dreaming of adventure and romance, she goes out to see the King on parade and an unexpected thing happens – her lacy bloomers accidentally fall to her ankles, winning her notoriety, a series of smitten suitors, and more excitement than she’s had in years. Adapted by film actor and legendary comedian Steve Martin, The Underpants is a stylish and giddy farce where one learns to never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie.
"An ambitious amalgam of comic book and social commentary, made out of sex jokes, slamming doors and sophisticated repartee... laugh-out-loud funny"
- The New York Times
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Set Design - Lee Savage
Costume Design - Jess Goldstein
Lighting Design - Robert Wierzel
Sound Design - David Budries
Wig & Hair Design - Charles LaPointe
Fight Consultant - Tim Acito
Production Stage Manager - Melissa M. Spengler
Assistant Stage Manager - Amy Patricia Stern
Assistant Stage Manager - Kelly Hardy
Casting - Calleri Casting