Patricia Cano plays Marie-Louise in Arts Club Theatre Company production of The (Post) Mistress

Special delivery: A small-town cabaret of gossip

Arts Club Theatre Company production of The (Post) Mistress runs in Surrey from Jan. 11-21

After dazzling Arts Club Theatre Company audiences in Vancouver in February 2016, actress Patricia Cano returns to her role in the touring production of The (Post) Mistress.

The production runs at the Surrey Arts Centre from Jan. 11-21.

Cano plays the charming and effervescent Marie-Louise, a postal worker in the fictional town of Lovely (in francophone Northern Ontario) who seems to know everything about everyone –and is eager to share all the gossip.

The (Post) Mistress is uniquely Canadian cabaret full of music and charm.

Cano sings in English, French and Cree, and is accompanied by piano and saxophone.

Cano plays Marie-Louise in all performances except the matinée performance on Jan. 21, when Cailin Stadnyk performs in the role.

“The (Post) Mistress is a beautiful musical about the size of the human spirit,” says director John Cooper. “It celebrates transcendence and resilience in the human experience, and (writer) Tomson (Highway) creates remarkably fresh imagery that informs and frames both the story and the music.”

The production includes special performances:

• Opening night: Purchase tickets to the Jan. 11 performance and arrive early to relax, socialize and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 7 p.m.

• First Friday: Tickets to the Jan. 13 performance include dessert and coffee after the show. Visitorrs might even meet the actors.

• Paint at the Play Art Camp: Come to the 4 p.m. performance on Jan. 14 and staff will entertain your six- to 12-year-olds from 3:30-6:30 p.m. while you enjoy the show. It’s free, but registration is encouraged by Jan. 11. Call the box office at 604-501-5566.

VocalEye: Patrons who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy an enhanced theatre experience at the 4 p.m. performance on Jan. 21 with VocalEye audio description. The cost is $25. VocalEye equipment is limited, so reserving ahead is recommended.

The shows run from Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Running time is about two hours, 10 minutes, including intermission.

Tickets are $25 to $55, including all fees.

Call the box office at 604-501-5566 or visit tickets.surrey.ca

The Surrey Arts Centre is located at 13750 88 Ave.

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