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 hand-made 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?
Linda Andresano (Vera Walters)
I’m so happy to be involved again in another great production with Roadrunner! This place just keeps getting better and better! My thanks to a delightful cast and crew, my dear husband (rehearsal widow again!), my mum and all my pts. (my “other job” is a nurse). They’ve been putting up with me yakking about how much fun I’m having!
Tom Cracovaner (UPS Man)
Tom appears in his first Roadrunner Theatre Company show and acts in multiple roles for the first time on stage with this performance, but is no stranger to performing multiple roles. He is a published fiction author, screenwriter, musician and nationally awarded poet who began his exploration of theatre a few years ago to improve his writing. After portraying many challenging characters such as Stanley Kowalski and Joe Pitt at Pima College, Tom landed a principal role in the musical Crazy for You. He has acted in many local films including Death on a Primrose Path and Pragmato and has recorded five albums with Triple Double Band. He is currently finishing his first novel and acting in other film projects.
Damien Garcia (Tom O’Grady)
Damian is stoked to be making his Roadrunner debut as Officer Tom O’Grady in Nana’s Naughty Knickers! A Tucson native, he developed a love for the performing arts in high school and went on to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from Pima Community College. While attending classes he was involved in several productions such as The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter Van Daan), The Mandrake (Ligurio), and Fiddler on the Roof (Motel). Recently, Damian has been dipping his toes into the Tucson acting scene, having had the pleasure of working with The Great American Playhouse, Shakespeare in the Park and Standing O Entertainment. You can also catch Damian in Roadrunner’s upcoming production of Be My Baby. He hopes to continue to pursue acting in town and elsewhere in the future. Enjoy the show and thank you!
Rachel Okpisz (Bridget Charles)
Rachel graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 2015 with a Bachelor of Vocal Music Education. She is currently in her first year of teaching at Academy of Tucson High School, and is directing the Spring Production of Agatha Rex. She also sings back up vocals for The Craig Green Band. This will be Rachel’s second theater production since moving back to Tucson, having appeared in The Gaslight Theater’s Christmas Show in 2015. She is thrilled to be performing at Roadrunner Theater, and hopes that you enjoy the show.
David Updegraff (Gil Schmidt)
David is relatively new to Tucson theater, and has appeared as Fagin in “Oliver,” and Jeffrey in “Elevator. This is his second appearance with Roadrunner (Admirable Crichton) and he is thrilled to be back. Thanks to his beautiful wife for all her love and support.
Wynelle Waters (Sylvia Charles)
Wynelle began her acting adventure as a member of “Late Bloomers”, a Senior Improv Troupe! Since then, she has continued to participate in theater, film, commercials, and print modeling in CA, AZ, and NM. In 2015, she received the IFA (Independent Film AZ) award for “ Best Supporting Actress”. She dedicates this performance to her grandchildren, Ella and Salvador, who actually call her Nana!
Amber Weinstock (Heather Van Pree)
Amber recently graduated from AMTC in December for professional training in acting and modeling. Soon after joining Old Pueblo Playwrights in NO ADMITTANCE, she has been in forward motion since New Years. Her favorite productions have been STEEL MAGNOLIAS as Clairee, STAGE DOOR as Madeleine, and BANG BANG YOU’RE DEAD as Mother. By day she’s a behavior technician for children with autism, by night: Wonder Woman. She has also dabbled in stand up and improv comedy (Unscrewed Theater) and clowning as Trixie Sparkles. She is overjoyed to be in her first show with RTC with such gifted talent!”
Colleen Zandbergen (Clair)
Colleen (AKA Claire) is inspired by Naughty Nickers and loves being a part of this fun cast. She most recently was seen at the Roadrunner Theater in A Christmas Carol. Colleen teaches music and loves performing as often as she can. Some of her favorite roles include: Maumee in Little Women, Tammy in Stand By Your Man, and Betty in the Great American Trailer Park Christmas. She performed in dinner theater in Pa for 12 years, shot commercials, jingles and a book trailer. She also directed Hot Flashes, Honk, Seussical among others and assistant directed Working. She has three children and 3 grandchildren and has been married to her husband, Arno, for 36 years. Look for more from her in the future!!