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Nana's Naughty Knickers - Full Length Play, Comedy

Nana's Naughty Knickers

Katherine DiSavino

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 5f, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780573697937

"Nana's Naughty Knickers is a slick comedy by a new playwright, Katy DiSavino...the dialog is crisp and funny, and the action fast-paced...[this] Senior Citizen's sexy sideline will have you in stitches!" - Lancaster Journal
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Full Length Play


Farce, Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

The play takes place inside Sylvia Charles' rent controlled apartment. She's been living in the place since the early 30s, but the building itself is from the late teens/early twenties. It should feel feminine yet a bit vintage, with a few modern touches


Cuttings allowed, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes


Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes


Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?

"Nana's Naughty Knickers is a slick comedy by a new playwright, Katy DiSavino…the dialog is crisp and funny, and the action fast-paced...[this] Senior Citizen’s sexy sideline will have you in stitches!" - Lancaster Journal

“Audiences may laugh themselves right out of their knickers…[the play] flows in a perfect rhythm, and hits every high and low note of comedy.” – The Dayton Examiner

“[A] hearty, laugh-out-loud-great time.” – River Cities Reader

"A swirly, brightly colored serving of cotton candy…light and sweet and eager to please.” – Quad-Cities Online

"Nana's Naughty Knickers brought down the house." - The Grant Tribune Sentinel

"This show is entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end. It is hard to tell if the audience or the cast is having the most fun." - The Delphos Herald

First produced at The Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA February 2010



3m, 5f, 1m or f


Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors


There are 2 UPS characters written into the script, however it can be performed with only one. Additionally, the 2nd UPS man could be played by either a man or a woman.


SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early eighties, living like she’s in her early twenties. The mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and the proud tenant of a rent controlled apartment. 
VERA WALTERS – Sylvia’s aged accomplice: equipped with two hearing aids and a collapsible walker.
BRIDGET CHARLES – Sylvia’s unsuspecting, 20-something, soon-to-be-law-student granddaughter.
TOM O’GRADY – The newest cop on the force, happily assigned the beat where Sylvia’s apartment is.
GIL SCHMIDT – The landlord, overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants. 60s.
HEATHER VAN PREE – Employee of Saucy Lips, looking for better opportunities, a modeling career, or just her boxes.
CLAIR – The big client. Mid 60s.
VOICE – The man at the front desk. Slightly bored and always sarcastic. Can double as one of the UPS men.
UPS MAN – Cute and a little lonely.
OTHER UPS MAN – The strong and silent type. For doubling purposes, this could be the same actor that plays Heather, Clair or Mr. Schmidt, as long as the audience doesn’t recognize them as such.

Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)

  • Nana's Naughty Knickers - "I'm ready for my close up!"

  • Nana's Naughty Knickers Promo Trailer

Katherine DiSavino

Katherine DiSavino

Katherine DiSavino is a Los Angeles based playwright. She graduated with a degree in English and Creative Writing from The George Washington University, where she wrote her first play Nana's Naughty Knickers, which was published in 2010 and has been widely produced across the United States, Canada and abroad, and has been translated into Czech, Polish and Turkish. Things My Mother Taught Me, had ... view full profile

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Yvette Keast 3/17/2015 1:25 PM
Nana's Naughty Knickers in Gladwin Michigan!! The audiences have loved it and left laughing out the door. Directors Comment: This play is one of the funniest I have been involved in for a long time. Comments: "Amazing and so funny! I laughed so loud" "Show was awesome. We laughed so hard my ribs hurt." "It was definitely hilarious." "This is LITERALLY one of my favorite shows I've ever seen at GAFT! Could not stop laughing haha!" This has been a very funny show to do, I highly recommend it if you live in a demographic with lots of Nanas, Papas, or any age, all will relate in one way or another. Our set designer was phenomenal and put together all of the effects needed with a POW effect on the audience when they opened.
Tammy Statz 8/25/2014 10:41 PM
The cast an audience had a blast with this play.  the set was a little challenging, but luckily we had some talented Set crew.
Linda Sibley 7/9/2014 9:36 PM

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