• December 9, 2021
 Jewel Box Series Opens Fourth Season with a Musical Earth Rover

Jewel Box Series Opens Fourth Season with a Musical Earth Rover

Artist Brack Morrow’s Earth Aural Rover 1 (EAR1) Project is part vehicle, part sculpture, part recording device, part musical instrument, part environmental statement — and all fascinating.

The four-wheeled, remote-controlled EAR1 will help roll out the fourth season of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

Impact | Programs of Excellence presents Morrow and EAR1 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 8 in the Philanthropy Theatre, located on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Annex (above the box office).

The October 8 program will feature a short, introductory talk by Morrow, a musical performance on the rover, and a short film about the EAR1’s travels in the region.

Las Cruces resident Morrow, who teaches at El Paso Community College, describes his work as being “at the intersection between art, science, and music.”  Morrow has art degrees from New Mexico State University and the Massachusetts College of Art.

The Jewel Box Series is produced in partnership with El Paso Live, and is supported by the City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

Tickets are $16, on sale at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online and 800-745-3000. Season tickets $103 (a $25 discount), on sale at the El Paso Community Foundation (333 North Oregon |  915-533-4020) and on the Community Foundation’s Website

El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre  REMAINING SCHEDULE


Telling El Paso — Our Veterans. Their Stories. — Six local military veterans from different conflicts tell their stories, in their own words, in this revival of a production staged in 2016 by Eden Enterprises and KCOS TV as part of the national Telling Project.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12


Nocturnal — Contemporary dance group Tumbleweed Collective, which gave us Boheme Noir last season, returns with a program of new choreography inspired by the night that explores themes of hope, dreams, celebration, isolation, romance, heartache, and home.

7 p.m. Saturday, December 9; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 10


Five Course Love — Las Cruces’ Scaffolding Theatre Company, which gave us the clever adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast last season, returns with Gregg Coffin’s grown-up, PG-13 mini-musicals. Three actors play 15 characters in five different settings.

7 p.m. Saturday, January 13; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14


Amor — The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future offers another of its thematic programs, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, guitarist George Salas and violinist Sandra Rivera perform songs and music about love and romance.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 11


Hellman v. McCarthy — Camilla Carr directs and acts in this new play by Brian Richard Mori. It’s about the legal battle that raged after writer Mary McCarthy accused fellow author Lillian Hellman of lying during an appearance on Dick Cavett’s PBS talk show.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11


Soldadera  Josefina Niggli’s 1938 one-act English-language drama, directed by Hector Serrano, explores how women’s roles in the Mexican Revolution helped changed Mexican society. Seven female soldiers capture a spy and must confront their own demons.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15


Nouveau Chamber — Saxophonist Daniel Rivera and a seven-piece string ensemble will perform his original chamber works. The pieces are influenced by classical, Latin and film music, and explore travel and human history.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20

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