Theatre / The Underpants
is the most recent adaptation of the 1910 German farce Die Hose by 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.
Tropes featured include:
- Ambiguously Jewish - Invoked by Cohen, who's pretending not to be Jewish (its early 20th century Germany, so...)
- Panty Shot - the impetus for the main action. Before the play begins, Louise' underpants fall off while she standing on a bench trying to see the king.