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The Underpants

The Underpants
Written by Steve Martin
Date premiered April 4, 2002 (2002-04-04)
Place premiered Classic Stage Company
Original language English
Subject Die Hose by Carl Sternheim

The Underpants is the most recent adaptation of the 1910 German farce Die Hose by the playwright Carl Sternheim. The adaptation was written by Steve Martin. It was produced at New York City's Off-Broadway theater Classic Stage Company from April 4, 2002 through April 28, 2002.[1] The play, a "farcical send-up of bourgeois snobbery and conformity"[2] was directed by Barry Edelstein and featured Cheryl Lynn Bowers and Byron Jennings as Louise and Theo Maske.

Other productions

The play has been produced at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles (March - April 2004) and at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia (September - October 2004. More recent productions include:


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External links

  • The Underpants at the Internet off-Broadway Database
  • at Deutsch WorldHeritage (German language)Die Hose
  • Seaside Repertory Theatre's 2007 Production
  • Description and reviews of performance by BareBones Theatre Group
  • 2006 London Production at Old Red Lion
  • 2008 Germantown Community Theatre Production
  • The UnderpantsGoogle Books page for
  • The UnderpantsFlorida Studio Theatre's 2013 production of

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