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Frothy, Fast-Paced Satire Onstage at TWU

What do you get when you bring together a long-lost father, a headstrong daughter, and a womanizer convinced that he’s really fallen in love this time?
You Never Can Tell! But there’s bound to be fireworks.

In George Bernard Shaw’s classic Victorian satire, a
quiet seaside resort is turned upside down by the most laughable of family reunions.  Between Mrs. Clandon’s shocking ideas about women’s rights, and her rowdy twins who never stop talking, the family is quite a lot for their long-lost father to handle.  But it’s the unexpected romance between the ice-queen eldest daughter and her womanizing dentist that really gets sparks flying.

“The humour and romance is timeless – I really love watching these characters flirt their hearts away,” says Tiffany Choi, a J.N. Burnett Secondary graduate now in her third year of TWU’s BA Theatre program.  “As the Cook, I’m right in the middle of this comedy of errors, and all of the play’s wildly different characters really keep me
on my toes!”

With its charming mixture of love-at-first-sight, the importance of forgiveness, and the fun of a masquerade ball, You Never Can Tell serves up sunny entertainment for theatregoers of all ages.

Starring Tiffany Choi, Elizabeth Drummond, Mark Fleming, Cody Friesen, Emily Herbison, Audrey Herold, Dillon James, Teagan Plett, Jordan Rendle, William Tippery, Matthew Wigmore, and Shelby Wyminga.  Directed by Lloyd Arnett with costumes by Catrina Jackson, lighting by Lora-Lynne Hanley, and set by Ian Schimpf.  Stage managed by Charissa Hurt, Tiffany Kanda, and Teagan Plett.

You Never Can Tell runs October 22 – November 2 at 7:30pm Tues-Sat with 2:00pm Saturday matinees.  Special pricing on the first Tuesday.  For tickets and information, visit or call 604.513.2121 extension 3872.  For details about the special talkback performance for high school students, email For sponsorship opportunities, email

Author: Diana Squires
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