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The Underpants

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.”
-Hartford Courant

“GUFFAW-INDUCING… A GIDDY ROMP
WITH A BRAIN AND A HEART.

-Hartford Examiner

 

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Cultural references in, we looked them up so you don’t have to

Cultural references, the sequel

How to deal with royalty 

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Meet Carl Sternheim, the author of Die Hose, Steve Martin’s inspiration for The Underpants

First Rehearsal of a “gloriously hilarious comedy”

Trailer Video – Sneak Peek

Interview with actress
Jenny Leona

Interview with actor
Burke Moses

Interview with actress
Didi Conn

Interview with set designer Lee Savage

• Learn about 1910 undergarments

• Watch 30 second commercial

George Bartenieff
Didi Conn
Jenny Leona
Jeff McCarthy
Burke Moses
Steve Routman

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 

 

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