Press Release/Media Call
For Immediate Release – February 8th 2013
Award Winning Film Noir Thriller Brings Intrigue to Lunchbox Stage
Scarlet Woman by Matthew Wells
Calgary, AB – Lunchbox Theatre is proud to present a new production of Scarlet Woman by Matthew Wells, directed by Calgary murder mystery mainstay Mark Bellamy – former Artistic Director of Vertigo Theatre. The original production of Scarlet Woman debuted to critical acclaim in New York and has been receiving awards and accolades on both sides of the border. It claimed the coveted ‘Best of Fest’ award at both the 2011 Edmonton and Winnipeg International Fringe Festivals and is now set to wow Calgary audiences. Scarlet Woman opens on March 4th and runs until March 23rd featuring Calgary-based actors Julie Orton and Myla Southward.
“After the Edmonton fringe production of Scarlet Woman a number of people contacted me to say it would be perfect for Lunchbox,” says Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director, Pamela Halstead. “I couldn’t agree more and Mark Bellamy is the perfect director to pull off this mysterious, highly stylized show.”
Scarlet Woman features two actresses playing twelve different characters and more dead bodies than the last scene of Hamlet - all in 55 minutes. This film-noir mystery is witty and full of twists that are accentuated with sharp timing, smoke and mirrors, and choreographed movement. This colourful homage to all the dangerous Delilahs of noir will carry the audience to realms of intrigue!
Scarlet Woman Team:
Scarlet Woman features Julie Orton as Velma and Myla Southward as Carmen. The production team includes director Mark Bellamy, assistant director Valmai Goggin, sound designer Aaron Collier, set and lighting designer Terry Gunvordahl, costume designer Deneen McArthur, stage manager Ruby Dawn Eustaquio and apprentice stage manager Melissa van der Kuil. Scarlet Woman runs March 4th to 23rd, 2013, Monday to Saturday at 12:10 pm, Fridays at 6:10 pm and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Lunchbox Theatre box office, by phone at 403-265-4292 x 0 or at tickets.lunchboxtheatre.com.
Interviews with the cast and production team by phone or in person are available prior to the opening of the production. Phone interviews with playwright Matthew Wells can also be arranged. Tickets to the production are available for reviews or giveaways upon request.
Media are also invited to a Media Call on Monday, March 4th at 1:15 pm.
1:15 pm – B-Roll of Scarlet Woman (2 minute scene) for photos or video
1:30 pm – Interviews as requested with actors Julie Orton and Myla Southward, Scarlet Woman director Mark Bellamy, or Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director, Pamela Halstead.
About Lunchbox Theatre:
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 eight plays per season, as well as the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival and the RBC Emerging Director Program. Lunchbox Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower.
For more information, to RSVP for the Media Call, for media tickets or to request an interview:
Kathryn Blair, Marketing and Communications
403 265 4292 x 229