The Shoplifters | Surrey Arts Centre

Described on Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 4 pm at the Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey | 604-501-5566 | Map

The Arts Club on Tour comes to the Surrey Arts Centre!

Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users, while they last. Please call 604-501-5566 to purchase.

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, including one intermission

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Contains mature themes and some strong language.

Described by Eileen Barrett

Written and Directed by Morris Panych

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.


“Playwright/director Panych’s comedy is also rich in the kinds of existential implication he has been exploring on stage for decades. And his Arts Club production is very, very funny.”Vancouver Sun

“The Shoplifters sends small-time steak stealers into absurd and blackly comic territory.”The Georgia Straight

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