The Underpants

January 9-February 9, 2014

By Steve Martin
Adapted from the play by Carl Sternheim
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre

Running Time: 95 minutes with no intermission
Recommended for ages 16+

Ticket Prices

$25 | $42 | $57 | $73 | $85

Student Ticket Prices

All Student Seats $20.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Student tickets by phone only, please. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.


All videos except "Darko and Elizabeth discuss..." courtesy of Long Wharf Theatre


All photos by T. Charles Erickson, courtesy of Long Wharf Theatre.

The Underpants Program

The Underpants Program

Dusseldorf, 1910. A very public wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town in Steve Martin’s (yes, that Steve Martin!) ribald take on this uproarious German farce. (Yes, there is such a thing.) Chock-full of sexual innuendo and verbal jousting, The Underpants sends up the absurdity of instant fame. Das ist funny!

"Didi Conn (Frenchy in Grease, TV's "Benson") gets her laughs with knowing winks and exquisite timing."
– Hartford Courant


Gordon Edelstein

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


George Bartenieff

Gertrude Deuter
Didi Conn

Louise Maske
Jenny Leona

Theo Maske
Jeff McCarthy

Frank Versati/King
Burke Moses

Benjamin Cohen
Steve Routman

Dinner + Design

January 15, 6:00pm

A member of the Hartford Stage design team shares what it takes to create the theatrical worlds of our season. Learn more about the magic that happens backstage while enjoying a pre-show dinner. (Dinner at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain).

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The Producer's Table

January 23, 5:45pm

Managing Director Mike Stotts hosts a pre-show dinner, where he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a play. (Tour at 5:45 p.m.  and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain.
Please note this is an UPPER LOBBY event.

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AfterWords Discussion

January 21
January 22
January 28
January 29

Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE

LGBT Night Out

January 16, 6:15pm

Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. FREE

Sunday Afternoon Discussion

January 19

Enjoy a lecture from artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE

Open Captioned Performances

January 26, 2:00pm & 7:30pm

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE

Audio Described Performances

February 1, 2:00pm

For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE