The Underpantsby Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim
Some lives are shaped by tragedy, some by art, and others by underpants falling down in public.
This play spins the farcical tale of five lives reborn from one accidental act of indecency.
Mary Ann Conk*
Jennifer Joan Thompson*
DANNY BERNARDY (Frank Versati) is delighted to make his FST debut! Off-Broadway: Cougar the Musical (dir. Lynne Taylor-Corbett), Love’s Labour’s Lost (NY Classical Theatre), Phaedra’s Love (Cherry Lane), Every Girl Gets Her Man (SoHo Playhouse). Regional: Maple and Vine (American Conservatory Theater), Moon Over Buffalo (Cape Playhouse, starring Gary Beach), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Delaware Theatre Co.), Vincent in Brixton (Virginia Stage Co.) TV: ABC’s One Life to Live (recurring), CBS’ As the World Turns. Carnegie Mellon, BFA.
GIL BRADY (Theo Maske) Previously at FST: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Our Son’s Wedding, Reel Music.Off-Broadway: National Pastime, National Tour of Annie, Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre), Around The World in 80 Days and Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre), Grease (Fulton Theatre and Mill Mountain), The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre), The Crucible (Gallery Players), The Woman in Black (Theatre in the Square), Rabbit Hole (Human Race), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. TV: Law and Order: SVU, All My Children. www.GilbertBrady.com
CHET CARLIN (Klinglehoff) Last season Chet played Erronius in Forum at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Hajj Waleed in Tennis in Nablus at Stageworks-on-the-Hudson and Cardinal Bea in Imagining Heschel at the Harold Clurman Theater in NYC. He’s done two Broadway shows, four Off Broadway shows, three national tours, several episodes of Law & Order and lots of regional theatre. Favorites include Abbé Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo at Alabama Shakespeare and Scrooge in Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
MARY ANN CONK (Gertrude Deuter) is delighted to be making her FST debut in The Underpants, and under the direction of Bruce Jordan, whom she worked with on this play at Geva Theatre, and in too-many-to-count productions of Shear Madness across the country. Other recent favorites include Moonlight and Magnolias; Capital Rep and Our Show of Shows; Flat Rock Playhouse. Emerson College graduate; faculty member NYCDA, ACI. Proud AEA member.
DARYL EMBRY (Benjamin Cohen) is excited to be returning to FST after appearing as Tom in Perfect Wedding last summer. Some previous New York and regional credits include: The Ride (Drama Desk nomination), The Awesome 80s Prom, Greater Tuna, Almost, Maine, open heart, III, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). TV credits include Blue Bloods (CBS) and What Would You Do? (ABC).
JENNIFER JOAN THOMPSON (Louise Maske) FST debut. Broadway: Dividing the Estate (Lincoln Center); Other New York: Look Back In Anger (Roundabout), White People (Ensemble Studio Theater), Gallathea (HERE), The Land Whale Murders (Shelby Company), Rockberry: The Last One Man Show (The Brick). Regional: world premieres at The Pioneer Theater (Arty Award recipient) and The Fulton Theater; Indiana Repertory Theater, The Geva Theatre, The Hangar Theater. Television: The Good Wife, Unforgettable, All My Children, Guiding Light. Education: BA, Yale University, MFA, NYU.
Director | Bruce Jordan
Scenic Designer | Bob Phillips
Costume Designer | Sarah Bertolozzi
Lighting Designer | Jeffrey Cady
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
* Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.