The RBC Emerging Director's Showcase

"Ride" by Jane Bodie


Meet Calgary's next great director! 

Following the final show of our season we will once again present the work of an aspiring, up and coming young director. The RBC Emerging Director's Showcase is a unique opportunity for Lunchbox Theatre to provide mentorship to an emerging Calgary artist, and for our audiences to have the opportunity to see the work of Calgary's next great director. 

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About the Play

“Ride is an insightful, touching, painfully authentic, and ultimately sweet exploration of a relationship that feels impossible and implausible and inevitable all at once.” - NYTheatre

A man and a women wake up in bed together- naked- and neither can remember how they got there. Or who the other is. In the harsh light of the morning after, they attempt to make sense of what may or may not have happened between them and a complex snapshot of modern relationships gradually comes into focus.

WARNING: This show contains adult situations, intimate topics, and scrabble


Elizabeth - Amy Sawka                                             Joe - Oscar Derkx

Creative Team

Director - Paul Welch                                             Stage Manager - Sara Turner                                   Scenic & Costume Designer - Kathryn Smith   Lighting Designer - Jessie Paynter                     Sound Designer - Allison Lynch


Thursday                 12 PM & 6 PM                                Friday                       12 PM & 6 PM


"Hobson's Choice: ... Lunchbox offers romantic whodunnit, Ride"

Calgary Herald, Read Article Here


"Lunchbox Theatre showcases up-and-coming director's talents with Ride"

TheYYScene, Read Article Here



Coming Soon!