|Play review — 'Nana's Naughty Knickers' pure, lighthearted fun|
|Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:07 PM|
BY DONNA HORN
Off Stage Productions presents a delightful comedy called “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at the Van Wert Senior Center, 220 Fox Road. This show is entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end.
Nana lives in a rent-controlled apartment in New York City, and her landlord would love to get her out so he could rent it for much more money. He suspects that something is going on but he can’t find anything. It seems that Nana has a secret business called Saucy Slips Etc. She is designing and selling sexy lingerie for senior citizens. The trouble is she has no license and pays no taxes. She is working on designing a web site to advertise her business.
Her granddaughter, who is studying to become a lawyer, was planning to live with her for a few months and she was drawn into the whole mess. To make it worse, her boyfriend is a police officer. Nana’s best friend, Vera, is delighted to become part of the business.
The play is perfectly cast and is directed by Carol Snyder. It is hard to tell if the audience or the cast is having the most fun. Seeing the dance with Nana, Vera and Bridget is worth the price of admission.
Cast members include Jewell Kurtz as Sylvia (Nana), Jan Miller as Vera, Emily Thielbar as Bridget, Chris Burkheimer as Tom, Ed Eichler as Gil, Jennifer Napier as Heather, Terri Stevens as Clair, Thomas Branch as the Voice and Second UPS Man and Travis Nihiser as the First UPS Man.
The meal is provided by All About Thyme. The cost for the delicious meal and the show is $25,
The show is presented Friday through Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee doors open at 12:30 p.m. with dinner at 1 p.m. and the show is at 2 p.m.
To make your reservations, call 419-605-6708.
For a night of pure, lighthearted fun, don’t miss this one.