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The Shoplifters

The Shoplifters

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

January 15–25, 2020

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Zone A $49. Zone B $39. Zone C $29

Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres

By Morris Panych
An Arts Club Theatre Company production

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the "five-finger discount" over any senior citizen's deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. With sharp-witted comic observations, Morris Panych has expertly drawn a cast of misfit characters that will leave you rooting for all sides to come out on top.

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“Rich, smart comedy” —Vancouver Sun

Available now with the Arts Club Series!


Audience advisory: Mature themes and some strong language

Running time is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, including intermission


7:30pm start time on weeknights—a great option if you have an early start the next day!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8pm
Sunday: 4pm

Value-added Performances

January 15: Opening Night
Relax, socialize, and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 6:30pm.

January 17: First Friday
Enjoy dessert and coffee after the show—with a chance of actor sightings.

January 18: Paint at the Play
While you enjoy the 4pm show, we provide childcare for kids ages 6 to 11 with an experienced visual arts educator! It’s free with your ticket—call the box office at 604-501-5566 to register.

January 21: Pre-show Chat
Join us at 6:45pm in the lobby for an insider's look into the show.

January 23: Talkback Thursday
Stick around after the show for a chat with the actors.

January 25: VocalEye
Are you blind or partially sighted? You can enjoy an enhanced theatre experience with live audio description during the 4pm performance. Use of equipment is free (just mention VocalEye when you book your ticket). Call the box office at 604-501-5566 in advance to reserve

Show Extras

In this interview, longtime colleagues Dean Paul Gibson and Patti Allan talk about their work on The Shoplifters.

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