Every Little Nookie

Written by:

Sunny Drake

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Comedy
Farce

Themes:

Capitalism
Family
Intergenerational
Marriage
Relationships
Sex

Length:

110 min.

Year Written:

2022

Synopsis:

When a suburban boomer couple return home to find their queer millennial daughter, Annabel, hosting a swingers’ party to make cash, they’re forced to question the state of their marriage. Annabel, in turn, must ponder her own future when she adds a new relationship to her chosen family of polyamorous and platonic roommates. In this high-spirited sex romp, it’s not just the earth that moves, as shifting paradigms encourage new possibilities, both personal and political.

We’re in a period of remarkable change: from dealing with the pandemic to housing crises to wealth inequality to climate chaos. What would it take for us to work together on these enormous challenges? EVERY LITTLE NOOKIE starts this epic question in the home, using a hilarious, scandalous and subversive romp to examine one of our most cherished sites of individualism: relationships.

Characters:

ANNABEL: 33. Chinese Canadian. She/her.

MARGARET: 72. White Canadian. She/her. Annabel’s mother (transnational adoption).

KENNETH: 74. White Canadian. He/him. Annabel’s father (transnational adoption).

GRACE: 33. Black Caribbean Canadian (Guyanese). She/her. Annabel’s partner.

SMASH: 28. Any ethnicity (ideally Black, Indigenous or POC). They/them. Grace’s lover, Annabel’s chosen family.

CRYSTAL: 29. Several ethnicities are an option. She/her. Annabel and Grace’s housemate/ chosen family.

MATT: 34. Several ethnicities are an option (ideally POC). He/him. Annabel’s new lover.

PHOENIX: 69. White Canadian. He/him.

First Produced:

Stratford Festival, June - Oct 2022

Resources:

The play can be accessed from the Canadian Play Outlet.