The Panhandle Players will present their second show of the season, “ Nana’s Naughty Knickers” this weekend, a romantic comedy that centers not on the typical boy meets girl, but on the zaniness found in being a senior citizen.
It’s fun for all ages, not just the over-60 set, and it promises to feature loads of laughs.
Showtimes are this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday. Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Auditorium.
All general admission tickets are $15. They are available online by visiting www.panhandleplayers.com or at the door. Box office opens one before show time.
Set designers Mark and Natalie Parsley have constructed an intricate set full of mechanical contrivances that is sure to delight. The show is directed by the team of Renee Valentine and David Adlerstein.
Set in a rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan, lovingly maintained by the widow Sylvia Charles (Liz Sisung), the action begins when her granddaughter Bridget Charles (Alicia Scully), arrives to move in over the summer in advance of starting law school in the fall.
Bridget hits it off great with Sylvia’s best friend Vera Walters (Sue Bernagozzi), plus she takes a liking to the neighborhood policeman Tom O’Grady (Don Scully). But, the young lady soon learns there’s something fishy going on, and her Nana has something to do with it.
Things get complicated when fussbudget landlord Gil Schmidt (Bob Inguagiato) snoops around looking for a reason to oust Sylvia. Plus there’s the sudden arrival of hottie Heather Van Pree (Michele Boston) in search of a wrongly delivered UPS shipment.
Schmidt’s wife Clair (Bobbi Seward) and the UPS man (Gary Niblack) round out the cast for the show, written by Katherine DiSavino.