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JTC. The only year-round professional theatre company in Santa Cruz.

OUR 14th SEASON IS IN FULL SWING.

JTC. The only year-round professional theatre company in Santa Cruz.

PLAYING NEXT:

RED VELVET. January 23 – February 17, 2019

PLAYING NEXT

January 23 – February 17, 2019

RED VELVET

By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Bob Rumsby

This stirring drama transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has taken ill and can’t go on tonight as Othello, leaving his company in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role—but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage. His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved. Lolita Chakrabarti’s multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theatre history. The accomplished Aldo Billingslea, who has performed with American Conservatory Theatre, TheatreWorks, and the California and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals, among others, makes his Jewel Theatre debut as Ira Aldridge.


“Informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking.” – London Telegraph

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ALL REMAINING SHOWS

RED VELVET

January 23 – February 17, 2019

BREAKING THE CODE

March 20 – April 14, 2019

THE EXPLORERS CLUB

May 8 – June 2, 2019

All shows are performed at
The COLLIGAN THEATER 
at the Tannery Arts Center
1010 River Street, Santa Cruz

The Colligan Theater is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask for a receiver at the box office. Read more about the theater HERE.

Season Lineup

Click on the video above to hear all about this season.

SEPT 5-30, 2018

NOV 7-DEC 2, 2018

DEC 13-23, 2018

JAN 23-FEB 17, 2019

MAR 20-APR 14, 2019

MAY 8-JUN 2, 2019


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