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Title:
Lunchbox Theatre Society fonds

Date(s):
1975-1999

Physical Description:
5.25 m of textual records. -- 37.5 cm of photographs. -- 14 architectural drawings. -- ca. 65 posters. -- ca. 100 set designs

History:
The Lunchbox Theatre Society is a non-profit theatre company located in Bow Valley Square in Calgary, Alberta. It was founded in 1975 by Bartley Bard, Margaret Bard and Betty Gibb for the purpose of producing one-act plays and revues to be performed during the noon hour for a primary audience of office workers and shoppers in the downtown area. Bartley Bard was the Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre for 25 years until his retirement at the end of the 1998/99 Season. In 1988, Lunchbox Theatre partnered with Petro-Canada to sponsor an annual nation-wide competition to commission the writing of new Canadian plays.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of Lunchbox Theatre during its first 25 years. Primary series include incorporation documents and historical information, financial statements, minutes, publicity, production records and records relating to Stage One - The Petro-Canada Plays.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Lunchbox Theatre Society, 1985-2003.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
Scripts of plays may not be reproduced. For information on how to obtain a copy of a script, contact Lunchbox Theatre.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/lunchbox.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8624

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