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RBC Emerging Director’s Showcase

After assistant directing during the season, the RBC Emerging Director directs a showcase production with professional actors and designers and full production values. Our RBC Emerging Director Karen Johnson-Diamond has picked Time Present for her directing debut at Lunchbox Theatre. 

Time Present
World Premiere by Ted Atherton
Directed by Karen Johnson-Diamond

When Serena's lover David, an atomic scientist, pays her a surprise visit, he seems changed and suggests an odd game; that they not speak of this encounter when next they meet. When he next returns home on schedule from his experimental work, he manages to pretend so well that Serena begins to suspect that he really doesn't remember at all. Why is David so distant? What game is he really playing?

About the Playwright:

Multitalented actor Ted Atherton was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and graduating with honors in English and Drama from the University of Toronto. He then completed a three-year Masters program at the globally respected Banff Centre.
The role of Pan Philips in the Canadian movie and resulting CBC TV series "Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy" in 1998 proved a breakout event, gaining Mr. Atherton public notice.  In 2000, he was nominated for a prestigious Gemini Award for ''Best Lead in a Continuing Dramatic Role'' for that role.  He then gained a fan following for his characterization of acerbic F.B.I. Special Agent Myles Leland III on the PAXtv series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye."

Mr. Atherton is also a successful and talented writer. He won first place for his original works A Bowl of Rose Leaves and Time Present in the One-Act Play category at the Theatre British Columbia's Annual Canadian National Playwriting Competition.

Cast list 

Serena - Lara Schmitz
David - Justin Michael Carriere

Production team 

Playwright - Ted Atherton
Director -  Karen Johnson-Diamond
Stage Manager - Donna Sharpe 
Set & Lighting Design - David Smith 
Costume Design - Victoria Krawchuk


Mystery surrounds Lunchbox Theatre's 'Time Present'  - by Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun