Couple working on their awkwardness

Real life couple Kaylee Norn and Glen Parry star in Nana’s Naughty Knickers, starting tonight

Glen Parry and Kaylee Norn play love interests in Echo Player’s Nana’s Naughty Knickers currently playing at the Village Theatre. They are also a couple in real life.

There was no one to play the love interest of Kaylee Norn’s character in Echo Player’s Nana’s Naughty Knickers, so she recruited her boyfriend.

“I coerced him into it,” she chuckled.

Her boyfriend, Glen Parry, was working as a firefighter for the Wildlife Management Branch in his home town of Terrace, B.C. when she first sprung the role on him, but he turned it down. When he returned to the area in August and the part still wasn’t filled, he eventually agreed.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers, directed by Don Harper, opens at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach tonight, Oct 3, and runs to October 20.

Norn started acting in high school while living in Nelson, B.C. and did some work in community theatre while living in Grand Prairie. At the same time Don Harper was directing Nana’s Naughty Knickers in Grand Prairie, and he caught her play.

“I saw her acting there and I was impressed,” he said. “And then she came and auditioned here.”

Norn graduated with a technical theatre diploma from Vancouver Island University, and currently she’s taking the nursing program there. This is her first role with Echo Players. She said she and Parry, who is taking engineering at North Island College, both have heavy course loads, but acting is a nice stress-reliever.

Acting as partners on-stage can be tricky, said Norn.

“It’s a little bit harder to stay in character sometimes because you have your set tendencies,” she said, “but it’s a good challenge. It’s nice to see someone in a different light too.”

They both agreed it’s difficult to make their character’s interactions seem “new awkward” but they’re both having fun with the task.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is about Nana, who is in her 80’s, running an illegal business from her apartment, making sexy lingerie for seniors. Norn plays her granddaughter, Bridget Charles, who comes to live with her for the summer, while looking for accomadation during university in the fall. Parry plays the local policeman, Tom O’Grady.

For ticket information to see Nana’s Naughty Knickers visit or call 250-752-3522.

CONTEST: Win two tickets to see Nana’s Naughty Knickers. Email with “Send me to the Village Theatre” in the subject line by the end of the day on Tues, Oct 8. Include your name and phone number. Good Luck!


Just Posted

Qualicum Beach to use RDN services for trash collection

Council says outsourcing waste pickup will be more efficient

Parksville’s Corfield Street to be partially closed March 28

Northbound lane to close for sewer main installation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pair arrested after ramming stolen vehicle into police car in Qualicum Beach

Suspects remain in custody on multiple charges pending court appearance

Flood risk assessment funding granted to RDN and QB

Federal government pitches in $70,000 while province to fund $80,000

Qualicum Beach rejects elimination of strata age restrictions

Councillors raised issue of town’s lack of housing strategy

Response mixed to Parksville homeless housing project

BC Housing staff answer questions during open house

SurvivorPQB supports local charity

Readers vote for the favourites and are eligible to win $250 in groceries

Canucks find scoring touch in 5-2 win over Blackhawks

Four Vancouver skaters have two points apiece in victory over Chicago

‘Not well thought out:’ Arizona family slams B.C. speculation tax

American family spends half the year in vacation home on Vancouver Island

Family of B.C. wildfire victim wants better emergency preparedness for vulnerable people

Williams Lake’s David Jeff “fell through the cracks”

Senate backs bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Justin Trudeau reminded senators that his government was elected on a promise to legalize pot

Where Canadians buy real estate abroad: report

Hot Spots: Top 30 home-buying destinations for Canadians in the Americas

Ban on grizzly bear hunt, new rules take effect April 1

Taxidermists, tanners will have to report on any grizzly bears or parts brought to them

BREAKING: Cassie Sharpe adds world championship to Olympic gold

Mount Washington skier defends her crown in France, wins overall halfpipe title

Most Read