Knickers takes stage

Regularly scheduled rehearsals for the next production being staged by Midway and Beyond Little Theatre are taking place.

Cast members from Nana’s Naughty Knickers include Tannis Killough (left)

Cast members from Nana’s Naughty Knickers include Tannis Killough (left)

Spring is once again announcing its arrival in our West Kettle area. What better way to celebrate its presence than by taking in a bit of live theatre!

The cast and crews of Midway and Beyond Little Theatre have been working extremely hard since early February on its next production and on Thursday, April 23 the curtains will rise on the comedy Nana‘s Naughty Knickers, written by Katherine Di Salvino,

Nana is Sylvia Charles, an 83-year-old spark plug of a lady living in the posh Central Park area of Manhattan, New York City. Unknown to even her best friend and granddaughter, she is running an illegal lingerie shop for senior citizens out of her up-scale apartment. She risks being evicted, even tossed in the slammer for having such a business. Not that this fazes Nana in the least. The ensuing complications are hilarious.

Both professional and amateur groups all over North America have produced the play countless times over the last five years. Its theme, of youth never being defined by one‘s age in years, is especially relevant today. We may be growing older but that doesn’t mean we have to surrender.

The comedy runs from Thursday, April 23 until Saturday, April 25 with four shows at Midway Community Hall starting at 7 p.m. A Saturday matinee showing is also available starting at 3 p.m.

The Friday show includes an optional dinner. This is sponsored by the West Boundary Elementary School PAC who is trying to raise funds for their annual Grade 7 spring trip to Victoria. However, if for some reason you cannot take in their delicious dinner, a small number of tickets reserved for the play alone will be available. The meal on Friday will begin at 6 p.m.; the play at 7 p.m.

As an added feature, there will be a cash bar at all showings for those who wish to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer to go along with their evening out on the town.

Tickets are available from The Spot in Midway for $10. Phone 250-449-2345 for tickets, reservations and information.