Rivercity Players cast rehearse a scene from the comedic play Nana’s Naughty Knickers. The play takes place at the Rivercity Stage next month.

Nana’s Knickers sure to incite a lot of laughs

Nana's Naughty Knickers will be presented by Campbell River's Rivercity Players next month

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is a great title for a stages play.

It suggests all the classical humourous ingredients of a farce and if the rehearsals for the show are anything to go by, audiences certainly will not be disappointed.

“The cast is having a real ball doing this play,” says director Linda Von Zuben. “It is a fast paced show with plenty of surprises. I think Campbell River audiences will leave the theatre with a gigantic smile on their faces.”

The story revolves around a student who goes to live with her grandmother while going to university. She finds that her granny is running an illegal business from her apartment that, if discovered, could get her arrested and thrown out of her rooms.

This is obviously a very promising situation for having a lot of fun. It was thought up by Katherine DiSavino when she was a graduating student at George Washington University, studying Theatre and Creative Writing.

It was her first play.

At the age of twenty-two she suddenly became a well known playwright.

Later plays, Things My Mother Taught Me, and Seasonal Allergies helped to put her into the top 150 American bestselling playwrights. Her plays have been translated into several different languages and have left audiences laughing all over the world.

Tickets are on sale at Campbell River Laudromat, Impressions Framing, and Comfort Zone Foods.

Performances are on February 5 to 7 and 12 to 15 (matinee at 2 p.m. on the 15) and 19 to 21.

Please remember that Rivercity Stage is a small theatre (only 90 seats) and the last show Noises Off was completely sold out well in advance of it opening.