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Relaxed Performance of Norm Foster’s ‘Screwball Comedy’

Posted March 6, 2020

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Friday, March 6
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

the Anvil Centre Theatre
777 Columbia St
New Westminster

  • The Royal Canadian Theatre Company in partnership with the Anvil Centre
  • 6046298774
  • adults $14.99 | snr/stu under 14 $12.49

PRESENTS A ‘RELAXED PERFORMANCE’ FOR THOSE WITH INTELLECTUAL, LEARNING AND OTHER SENSORY AND COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. It is sometimes difficult to strike a balance between making live theatre accessible to all, and yet still be sensitive to the issue of potentially disturbing other audience members. This unfortunately often results in some members of our community not being able to attend live theatre. But there is a solution, and in order to redress the balance and make theatre available to all, the Royal Canadian Theatre Company – partnering with The City of New Westminster – is presenting another of our ‘Relaxed Performances’: the first and only theatre company to do so outside Vancouver. ‘Relaxed Performances’ – sometimes called “sensory friendly performances” – are specifically designed to make theatre more welcoming for audience members with autism spectrum disorder, sensory, communication or other intellectual disabilities. They are also excellent for anyone with babes in arms or toddlers. Sound and lighting cues are adjusted to be less intense; exiting and entering the auditorium is allowed at any time; auditorium lights are never fully turned off; pre-performance the cast explains what’s about to happen and audience noise, movement and even the use of phones or other “fidget devices,” are tolerated. 

About Screwball Comedy The unforgettable Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn were just two of the stars of the Screwball Comedies that were so hugely popular in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. Fast talking, wise cracking hilarity that had them rolling in the aisles back in the day, is now given an update and made even funnier by the foremost of popular Canadian playwrights – the brilliant Norm Foster. The Royal Canadian Theatre Company has scored a major scoop by being the theatre company to bring you the Western Canadian Premiere of this affectionate and hilarious spoof, directed by Ellie King and featuring outrageous characters (all played by just four actors) with the added spice of a mystery. 

The year is 1938 and the courageous and hardworking Mary Hayes is trying to find a new career. She sets her sights on the male- dominated world of newspaper journalism. The editor-in-chief, sets her against his self-absorbed ace reporter, Jeff Kincaid. If Jeff writes a better story, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she will replace the star newshound. What story do they cover? A society wedding. A nod to the zany screwball comedies of that time period, this play is full snappy banter, goofy characters and humour that will have you falling out of your seat. 

We are proud to present a Relaxed Performance of our upcoming production of ‘Screwball Comedy’, Tickets are available at half price.
SCHOOL/Relaxed Performance – 3.30 pm Friday March 6th 2020
Other performances –
7.30 pm Friday March 6th,
7.30 Saturday March 7th.
3.30 pm Saturday March 7th
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6
Box office – 604 521 5050 |  | for more informations

Relaxed Performance of Norm Foster's  'Screwball Comedy'

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