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Runs from Thursday May 5 2022 to Sunday May 8 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Anvil Centre Theatre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster BC V3M 1B6

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Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster

Presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company Run time: Approximately 2 hours with intermission

Don’t miss the Relaxed Performance 3.30 pm May 7 at the Anvil Centre. RCTC is the only theatre company outside of Vancouver to present theatre specifically designed for those with intellectual or other challenges.

It’s 1938 and Jeff Kincaid, star reporter, is falling down on the job of writing for a major newspaper. Plucky young Mary Hayes arrives in the editor’s office to apply for a job. Bosco, the crusty editor, sends her and Jeff out together to report on the upcoming weddings of a society dame and her very strange son. If Jeff writes the better story, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she will replace the ace newshound.

But all is not as it seems, and Jeff and Mary find themselves constantly at odds as they try to solve the mystery, all while dealing with a succession of highly eccentric and very funny characters.

Hilarious Hollywood stereotypes, sizzling, super-fast dialogue plus a strange murder mystery colour this affectionate and brilliantly realised spoof, written by one of Canada’s own most successful and popular playwrights.

Starring: Michael Charrois, Ian Harmon, Toni Reimer and Ivy Padmos Directed and designed by Ellie King Stage Manager - Stephanie Bruce Costumes - Kerri Norris Lighting Design - Nigel Brooke Sound Design - Geoff King

  • The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.”


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