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

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

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


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