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Sneak Pique Production presents 'Nana's Naughty Knickers'

Press Photos by Linda Sailer Vera (Jami Jamochian), left, and Sylvia (Wendy Dixon), right, do a chant while Bridget (Rebecca Miller) looks on in Sylvia’s Manhattan apartment during a rehearsal scene from “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” on Wednesday in the Odd Fellows Hall.

 Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates.  

However, what was supposed to be an opportunity for Bridget to stay with Nana Sylvia in her Manhattan apartment for the summer, quickly turns into an experience she won’t forget.

It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to senior citizens in the area.

Nana is distributing the sexy lingerie under the company name of “Saucy Slips, Etc.” and Bridget is mortified.

“Bridget discovers all her Nana’s secrets and we’re not sure if everybody will make it through the summer or it,” Assistant Director Steph Wilder said.

The secrets are revealed in the upcoming performance of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” produced by Sneak Pique Productions.

Performances are 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16 at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 30 First Ave. W.

The cast is a mix of Sneak Pique veteran performers and newcomers.

Wilder is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in theater arts with double emphasis on performance and technical theater. While she works at MBI Energy Services in Belfield, the performances are an opportunity for her to get back into theater.

Sneak Pique also offers an opportunity to meet new people in the community — people who love theater as much as she does.

“I call it collaborative energy, everyone striving toward one goal — it’s all positive,” Wilder said. “I haven’t known anything else other than theater since I was a little kid,” she said. “It’s been awesome working with the cast and they take great directions.”

Wendy Dixon, who plays Sylvia, described her character as feisty and someone who loves lingerie.

“She has a secret that she doesn’t want anybody to know,” she said.

Dixon performed in theater several years ago, and this is the most recent opportunity to get back on stage.

“It’s something I’ll try again,” she said. “It sparked my interest that’s for sure and its fun.”

The play kicks off Sneak Pique Production’s fall lineup. The season includes two major plays, two concerts and two radio broadcasts.

Under the auspices of Odd Fellows Lodge, Sneak Pique raises money for the community, whether it is for scholarships, dance lessons or the Stark County Veterans Association, Odd Fellows President Kevin Holten said.

“It also livens up downtown and increases the amount of entertainment in the region as well,” Holten said. “It’s intimate theater during the cold months in downtown Dickinson.”

 Tickets are $10. They may be purchased online at or by calling 701-590-3532.

The cast list for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers”

Sylvia Charles played by Wendy Dixon

Vera Walters, Jami Jamochian

Bridget Charles, Rebecca Miller

Officer Tom O’Grady, Troy Kuntz

Gil Schmidt, Josh Nichols

Heather Van Pree, Laura Roy

Clair Schmidt, Anita Weiler

Voice/UPS man, Tim Hochschild

Understudy, Brianna Jamochian

Director, Christi Pechtl

Assistant director, Steph Wilder