THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
September 5 – 30, 2018
SUDS: 60's Musical Soap Opera
November 7, – December 2, 2018
DAVID COPPERFIELD, THE NEW MUSICAL
December 13 – 23, 2018
January 23 – February 17, 2019
BREAKING THE CODE
March 20 – April 14, 2019
THE EXPLORERS CLUB
May 8 – June 2, 2019
SEASON AT A GLANCE
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Our season brochure.
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Welcome to Jewel Theatre Company’s 2018/19 season. We are entering our fourth year at the spectacular Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center, and our fourteenth year as a company offering first-rate, professional theatre in a variety of genres.
Our 2018/19 season features characters struggling to fully blossom, personally or professionally. Written by playwrights with bold voices, none is more startling than Martin McDonagh’s, a writer known most recently for his screenplay Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and whose first play from 1996, the dark comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane, opens our season with classic Irish wit and irony. Our musical this season is SUDS, whose creators used the most iconic and melodious tunes from the 1960s to tell the story of a down-on-her-luck working class girl looking for love. Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet presents a brazen look at theatre history in the life of Ira Aldridge, the first African American actor to perform Othello on an English stage, while Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code spotlights the professional and personal aftermath of WWII German code breaker Alan Turing. We close the season with the hilarious The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin, which won both the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.
We strive to make every JTC season better than the last. Don’t miss being part of the only year-round professional theatre company in the Santa Cruz region, not to mention being voted Best Theatre in Santa Cruz by Good Times readers, and share in the adventure of live theatre.