Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein stages the production that will officially open Oct. 23 for a run through Nov. 10. It will then play Hartford Stage Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2014. It is adapted from the 1911 farce Die Hose by Carl Sternheim.
Here's how it's billed: "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."