Lunchbox Theatre

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Biographical dramas, mystery-comedy mash-ups, and experimental theater fill out Lunchbox Theatre’s 2016 season

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Lunchbox Theatre 2016 Season

The theatre kicks off its 2016 season with a trio of plays mingling drama, comedy, mystery, and biography. Take a look at the shows scheduled from January through April:

  • Paddle Song (January 11 through 23): Written and directed by Dinah Christie, this celebration of Canadian First Nations literary icon E. Pauline Johnson follows her from her childhood on Chiefswood to her storied career touring Canada, the United States, and Europe.
  • Book Club (February 8 through 27): In this world premiere, a “perfect” wife and mother is at the center of a bizarre mystery when she disappears suddenly. Fortunately, her book club is there to pick up the trail—and learn about her secret life behind the domestic facade.
  • In On It (March 21 through April 9): Two men—This One and That One—struggle for control over the narrative as the story transforms from a dying man preparing for the end to a pair of bickering lovers trying to work things out to two men attempting to put on a play.

Lunchbox Theatre

The name isn't as mysterious as it might seem. In 1975 Bartley Bard, Margaret Bard, and Betty Gibb wanted to give Calgary's workforce the chance to lose themselves in a story during their lunch hour, and so they founded Lunchbox Theatre. Four decades later, they've remained true to their original intent. Appealing to audiences of all ages, the company presents original one-act plays—many written by locals—to people on lunch breaks, splitting the day in half with a well-timed chuckle or catchy song. And hammering home the experience is the informal atmosphere, which allows audience members to actually eat their lunch or to simply sit back and wonder if their neighbor might share some pretzels if they asked nicely.

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    Lunchbox Theatre

    160 9 Avenue Southeast

    Calgary, AB T2G 0P3


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