Live theatre thrives in Santa Cruz
at The Colligan Theatre

Welcome to Jewel Theatre Company, the only year-round professional theatre company in Santa Cruz County.

Jewel Theatre prides itself on bringing you quality, professional actors performing in both familiar favorites and lesser known plays, by first-rate playwrights. Our seasons are eclectic, ranging from drama and musicals to comedy and classics. All in a quest to bring you inspired live theatre you’ll want to tell your friends about.


Santa Cruz Good Times says JTC "BEST THEATRE COMPANY in 2016."


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1010 River Street
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PLAYING NOW:
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
September 7 - October 2, 2016.

SUBSCRIBE now for our 2016/17 season.

All productions will be at our new home: The Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center. CLICK HERE for more information on the new venue.

PLAYING NOW – September 7 - October 2, 2016
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams

Directed by
Susan Myer Silton

Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is set in the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War II where Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman, is on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, Blanche arrives on her sister's doorstep and an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern belle Blanche and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley's primal brutishness—even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions.


"a superb drama." – NY Times


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Season Lineup
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Susan Myer Silton
Featuring Julie James

September 7 — October 2, 2016

NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt / Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Julie James
Featuring Lee Ann Payne & Christopher Reber

November 16 — December 11, 2016

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Karen Zacarias
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
Featuring Stephen Muterspaugh

January 25 — February 19, 2017

THE DANCE OF DEATH
by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson
Directed by Bill Peters
March 15 ­— April 9, 2017

SYLVIA
by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Diana Torres Koss
Featuring Julie James, Shaun Carroll, Diahanna Davidson

May 3 — 28, 2017

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