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Welcome to Jewel Theatre Company, the only year-round professional theatre company in Santa Cruz County. We're coming up on our ninth season.

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.

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Catch the last show of Jewel's ninth season.  

Tickets available now for WHAT THE BUTLER SAW.

NEXT SHOW: MAY 1 - 25, 2014

Jewell Theater Performing Arts Santa Cruz

What the Butler Saw
By Joe Orton

Directed by Art Manke
(director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz's Bach at Leipzig and Three Musketeers)

NOTE: This play contains adult subject matter and may not be suitable for early teens and younger audiences.

This hilarious farce by the insatiably funny Orton is a classic comic masterpiece with slapstick action, mistaken identities, slamming doors, surprise plotlines and, above all, Orton's subversive wit and breakneck dialogue. WHAT THE BUTLER SAW takes place in the exclusive, private mental health clinic of Dr. Prentice who is attempting to seduce his attractive prospective secretary when his wife comes home, interrupting his sordid intentions and kicking off a maniacal tour de force for the doctor and some unexpected guests that day.

Performances ADDED on Wednesday and Sunday nights, and Saturday afternoons.

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This production is funded, in part, by grants from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County; Arts Council Santa Cruz County; and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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