For Immediate Release – January 27, 2010
Calgary, AB – Lunchbox Theatre and the cast and crew of the romantic comedy Mr. Fix It by Caroline Russell-King have added a special pay-what-you-can performance on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm. All box office proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help their efforts to stabilize and rebuild Haiti following that country’s deadly earthquake on January 12.
“The idea for this special performance came to us from one of the Mr. Fix It crew,” notes Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director Pamela Halstead. “Everyone at Lunchbox feels for the people of Haiti, and we want to help in whatever way we can, so we are jumping at this opportunity. We may not be able to donate large amounts as many corporations have done, but we can put on a show. After all, that’s what we do best.”
“We hope Calgarians will come out to see this special performance of Mr. Fix It and donate as they are able,” continues Halstead. “The Red Cross is providing vital services right now and we will pass on all sales for this performance to aid them in their work in Haiti.”
In Mr. Fix It, Mel, the owner of a chain of appliance shops, opens his door one day to be greeted by his ex-wife. Her unexpected announcement leads him to re-examine their past life together. Can Mel fix old wounds and 25 years of marital ups and downs as easily as a 1970’s Kenmore toaster?
Mr. Fix It is written by Calgarian Caroline Russell-King, who for three years oversaw Lunchbox Theatre’s Petro-Canada Stage One Festival as Literary Manager.
Mr. Fix It features Brian Jensen and Barbara Gates Wilson. Helping Mel fix his love live are director Kevin McKendrick, assistant director Kathryn Waters, and designers Shauna Breslawski, Amy Paterson, Andrea Shanks-Sunderland and Alec McCauley. Mr. Fix It runs February 1 to 27, Monday to Saturday at 12:10pm with ‘Happy Hour’ performances Friday at 6:10pm.
The world’s longest running lunchtime theatre, Lunchbox Theatre is a professional company that caters to downtown office workers over the noon-hour by producing six plays per year as well as the Petro-Canada Stage One Festival and the BD&P Emerging Director Program. Lunchbox Theatre recently relocated to a new theatre at the base of the Calgary Tower.
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