Nana's Naughty Knickers

by  Katherine DiSavino

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f, 1m or f

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?

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Nana's Naughty Knickers

by  Katherine DiSavino

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

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?

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Reviews

"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

Videos

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

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    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.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 5f, 1m or f

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.

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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

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.

 

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Authors

Katherine DiSavino

Katherine DiSavino is a Los Angeles writer. She is currently a Staff Writer on the CW TV series THE OUTPOST, and 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 projects and has worked with screenwriters on fea ...

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

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