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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 Knickersis 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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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


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


Cutting Approved for Competition, 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 handmade 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

“A triumphant hit [...] Nana’s Naughty Knickers is so wonderfully written that it gives the term “guilty pleasure” a good name." - PA Theatre Guide

“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.” - 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." - 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." - 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 writer. Her original pilot “Blackmarsh" topped the TV Staffing Survey, an annual ranking of the best samples submitted for staffing consideration at major Networks, Studios, and PODs, and Katherine is featured on Tracking Board's "Young & Hungry" list of the top 100 New Writers in Hollywood. She has pitched on a number of film, television and digital ... view full profile

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Margaret Poste 6/19/2015 8:22 PM
Our audiences loved the play and were amazed at how our set worked.  We had them convinced it was automatic and yet it was all done by 6 teens!  The cast melded so well and made the roles their own.  Highly recommended, especially for those who have older audiences and small towns!
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.

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