The Shoplifters

An Arts Club Theatre Company production

The Shoplifters

By Morris Panych

January 9–February 9, 2020
Comic mishaps for society’s haves and have-nots

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. With sharp-witted comic observations, Morris Panych has expertly drawn a cast of misfit characters that will leave you rooting for all sides to come out on top.

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, including one intermission

Contains mature themes and some strong language. Programming, dates, and creative team subject to change.

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Rich, smart comedy

– Vancouver Sun

Very, very funny

– Vancouver Sun 

Packs a comic punch

– DC Theatre Scene


Artistic Team


  1. Patti Allan as Alma
  2. Dean Paul Gibson as Otto
  3. Agnes Tong as Phyllis
  4. Raugi Yu as Dom

Creative team

  1. Alan Brodie Lighting Designer
  2. Caryn Fehr Stage Manager
  3. Peter Jotkus Assistant Stage Manager
  4. Mike Kovac Fight Director
  5. Ken MacDonald Set & Costume Designer
  6. Ace Martens Sound Designer
  7. Morris Panych Director/Playwright

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