New West Theatre’s new theatre for young people production of the Sharon Peat penned comedy/science fiction adventure, “Luke’s Lunchbox” is a fun way to spend an hour in the afternoon at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre.
The show spreads the not so subtle message of eating healthy, by turning elementary school lunch trading into a science fiction adventure.
It starts slowly as “the planets most, solar System’s most and universes’ most picky eater” Luke, played by Ryan Reese, wonders why his treats get turned into healthy snacks like kale, carrots and bean sprouts, by his magic blue lunchbox.
As he is unable to trade his healthy snacks, he tries them, and much to his wide-eyed surprise, finds he enjoys them.
The always hilarious Camille Pavlenko and Kelly Malcom play a cavalcade of crazy characters including Luke’s Australian mom (Pavlenko), bratty older sister (Kelly Malcom) and an assortment of students and teachers and later on otherworldly villains and allies.