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Cheaters: A “whirlwind, wacky, witty romance” is coming to New West

Royal Canadian Theatre Company brings Cheaters’ lovable characters and raunchy jokes to Anvil Theatre in New Westminster.
Dean Dawson and Tina Teeninga are among the casts in Cheaters, coming to Anvil Theatre March 21 to 24.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is closing out its season with a heart-wrenching comedy – and is already making plans for next season.

Cheaters – which is described as being a hilarious show with an energetic cast, raunchy jokes and lovable characters – is on stage at Anvil Theatre in New West from March 21 to 24.

“This show talks about cheating on your spouse while also discussing whether getting married is worth it which I would say is a complicated subject to tackle; and the playwright Jacob Michaels does it with grace and hilarity,” said Crystal Weltzin, general manager of the Royal Canadian Theatre Company. “The show has tons of physical comedy as well as well-timed jokes and silly situations.”

Cheaters is a story of a couple meeting their parents for advice regarding whether or not they should marry, said a synopsis of the production.

“What advice can be given to these nearly-weds by participants in dysfunctional marriages, and how do these two married couples cope with discovering the parent of their child’s spouse is actually their lover?” said the synopsis. “This is an oddball story of love and reconnection where no one can hide from the truth.”

For the March 21 show, the Royal Canadian Theatre Company has teamed up with the Massey Theatre Society to offer a relaxed performance on. To accommodate people with physical, mental or behavioral disabilities or those living with mental health struggles, technical adjustments have been made to make the performance easier to enjoy.

(Tickets to the relaxed performance are offered half price for the relaxed performances.)

Several New West residents are part of the theatre company’s crew includes artistic Director Kerri Norris, technical director/sound designer Stephanie Bruce, lighting designer Nigel Brooke and costume designer Patricia Brooke 

Prior to hitting the stage in New West, Cheaters is being performed at the Surrey Arts Centre March 15 to 17. At the March 15 opening night performance in Surrey, the theatre company will announce what’s coming up its next season of plays. 

Tickets are available online or by calling 604-521-5050.