The small-town cabaret of sealed secrets, The (Post) Mistress, comes to Surrey

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

A fun and quirky one-woman show, The (Post) Mistress is a 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 January 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 Tomson [Highway] creates remarkably fresh imagery that informs and frames both the story and the music.”

Arts Club Theatre Company On Tour with The (Post) Mistress—the small-town cabaret of sealed secrets—at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre (13750–88 Avenue) from January 11 to 21. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4pm. Running time is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission. Tickets are $25 to $55, including all fees. Box Office: 604-501-5566 | 13750–88 Avenue. Tickets Online:

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