PLANNING for SPRING 2023

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Nicole DesLauriers

Barney Cashman is forty-seven, happily married, the father of three children, a successful businessman, and a man going through a midlife crisis. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word: nice. And Barney has realized that “nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to have an affair. He tries not just once, but three times, with three different women, and each time, something prevents the affair from happening. In the end, Barney returns to the familiar and invites his wife up to the apartment where he has been rendezvousing with the other women. Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers examines what it means to grow older, and asks the question, “What do you do when it seems as if your life hasn’t been fully lived?”

PLANNING for SPRING 2023

  • Suitable for:

    This play is intended for an adult audience and it may contain adult language and situations.

  • Comedy

    Comedy with a bit of romance.

  • Relaxed Performance*

    *Click the title to read more about "Relaxed Performances"

Audience Reactions:

Dark comedy

The show will split your sides and rupture your spleen. It’s a dark comedy you don’t want to miss. You’ll be totally entertained. I think you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Shaun McHale

Amazing

Went last night! Amazing show!

Eli M.

Great Show

Great show! Saw it on Saturday and laughed and laughed!

Brett O'.

So fun!

So fun! So glad I got to see you and the show. Just so well done:)

Yasmin A.

Super entertainment!

Wall to wall laughs! Super entertainment!

Jes A.

Delightful!

We were in the audience @surreyartscentre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Clever Personalities

We all enjoyed the laughter last night! Thanks for clever personalities flair, story & neat set with spooky moving parts! Look forward to more this season!

Pattie Petrala

Really Enjoyed It

We saw this show tonight and really enjoyed it!

Rebecca Bea

Excellent!

Excellent!

Deb Nelson

Thoroughly Delightful!

We were in the audience at Surrey Arts Centre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Fabulous & Hilarious

Thanks to rctheatreco for their presentation of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Surrey Arts Centre. It is a fabulous & hilarious production featuring Ellie King as Madame Arcati plus other local artists.

Linda Annis
Surrey Councillor

Cast:

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PLANNING for SPRING 2023

Surrey Arts Centre

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----- Planned Dates -----
03:30pmMAR 18
07:30pmMAR 17 & 18
Anvil Centre
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03:30pmMAR 25 & 26 APR 1
03:30pmAPR 2*
07:30pmMAR 24 & 25 | 30 & 31
07:30pmAPR 1

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

“Last of the Red Hot Lovers” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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