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Jewel Box Series Opens with Del Valle’s ‘Ballad of Roobie Rookie’

The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre opens its fifth season with a futuristic Western co-written by an autistic Del Valle High School student.

The Ballad of Roobie Rookie opens the 2018-2019 Jewel Box Series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Annex, above the box office.

The Ballad of Roobie Rookie is a post-apocalyptic Western with a robot sheriff named Wreckie, and a bad guy named Crooked Beak, who leads a band of animal outlaws.

It was adapted for the stage from a screenplay by Del Valle student Robert De La Rosa and The Border Theatre Director Austin Savage.

It debuted at the high school on April 2, 2018 — World Autism Awareness Day — and was performed by students from the Del Valle’s theater department, led by school Theatre Director Marissa Thurman. She returns to direct a new student cast for the Jewel Box Series performance.

The Jewel Box Series was created by the El Paso Community Foundation to showcase local performing arts groups in the 191-seat Philanthropy Theatre, located above the above the Plaza Theatre box office on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre annex

The Jewel Box Series is produced in partnership with El Paso Live, and presents diverse, unusual and inventive programs.

Next up is Lisa Loomer’s one-act Bocón, performed by Los Actores and directed by Hector Serrano, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 11.

Tickets are $16 at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, online and via phone at 800-745-3000. Season tickets are $90, available by calling 915-533-4020 or going to the foundation’s website.

Jewel Box Series Presents Scaffolding Theatre’s ‘Five Course Love’

Three actors play 15 characters in five different settings in the Scaffolding Theatre Company’s production of Five Course Love, the next presentation in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

In Five Course Love, director Megan McQueen joins Algernon D’Ammassa and Brandon Brown to play 15 characters in search of true love in five different musical and physical settings — a BBQ joint, a mob hangout, a German restaurant, a Mexican cantina and a diner.  “It’s kind of like five musicals for the price of one, because each has such a different, spot-on musical style,” McQueen said. “It’s sure to get the toes tapping and heart singing.”

 

Scaffolding Theatre Company, an affiliate of New Mexico State University theater department, performed two sold-out shows of its adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in last season’s Jewel Box Series.

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.

Performances of the irreverent Gregg Coffin musical comedy will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 13 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Annex (above the box office).

Tickets are $16 at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online, and 800-745-3000.

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

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

Jewel Box Series’ Indigo Twilight offers Classical-Jazz Crossover

Indigo Twilight, the next production in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre, is a classical-jazz crossover concert that explores that magical time“when the colors of day dissolve into the mysterious hues and rhythms of the night.”

The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future presents Indigo Twilight at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Annex in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.

Yasmin FloresIndigo Twilight features visuals by Joshua Baird and performances by mezzo-soprano Mariana Sandoval, clarinetist and saxophonist Yasmin A. Flores, pianist Richard McDole, double bassist Luis Antonio Lizcano-Lopez and drummer Lawrence Edward Brown.

They will interpret a varied, 16-song program of classical, standards and jazz pieces connected by the twilight theme.

It includes Bella’s Lullaby from the popular Twilight movies, Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust, Thelonious Monk’s ‘RoundMidnight, Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Corcovado, Lionel Hampton’s Midnight Sun, Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers’ Harlem Nocturne and “With Tranquility,” the second movement of Paul Creston’s Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19.

The Jewel Box Series, a showcase for area performing arts groups, is produced in partnership with El Paso Live.

Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com (additional online charges may apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-534-0609.

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — The New Mexico State University-affiliated Scaffolding Theatre Company presents this musical valentine, a reimagining of the Disney musical. It centers around a family that re-enacts the play in their grandparents’ home, and features familiar songs, including Be Our Guest7 p.m. Saturday, February 11; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12

Killing Buddha — Deming’s Theatre Dojo offers this award-winning modern take on an ancient North Indian legend about a serial killer seeking atonement from the divine teacher. Writer-director Algernon D’Ammassa plays all of the characters, accompanied by nationally known Native American musician Randy Granger on wind, string and percussion. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12

Bernabe  Just in time for Earth Day, Eden Enterprises presents this Luis Valdez play about a young man whose love of the earth is rooted in Aztec mythology. Directed by local theater veteran Hector Serrano, it’s a cry against the exploitation of the planet by modern forces. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9

Banging the Bell: A Texas Comedy in Two Acts — El Paso playwright Ted Karber Jr.’s EPStageBusiness presents this original comedy about a group of women who plan to be the belles of the ball. Infidelity, a corpulent corpse and dimwitted deputy could change their plans. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21

*American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for selected Sunday performances.

Los Actores give Dickens Holiday Classic Local Twist for Jewel Box Series Show

Borderland residents can see A Christmas Carol like they’ve never seen it before.

El Paso’s bilingual theater company Los Actores presents A Barrio Christmas as part of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Annex in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.

BarrioChristmas1A Barrio Christmas is a bilingual production set in El Paso. It was written and directed by Los Actores’ Drime Lockhart, who plays the role of Dona Carmen.

The story centers on a bitter old store owner named Don Juan (Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks veteran Carlos De La Garza-Garcia) who is redeemed by the Christmas spirit when confronted with his past and La Muerte (played by Rockabilly Strangers singer Amanda Vasquez).

The Jewel Box Series, a showcase for area performing arts groups, is produced in partnership with El Paso Live.

American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for Sunday’s performance.

Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com (additional online charges may apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-534-0609.

 

El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre

SCHEDULE

Indigo Twilight — The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future presents this classical-jazz crossover, which will combine instrumental music, voice and poetry for a journey through the mysterious hues and alluring rhythms of the night. – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — The New Mexico State University-affiliated Scaffolding Theatre Company presents this musical valentine, a reimagining of the Disney musical. It centers around a family that re-enacts the play in their grandparents’ home, and features familiar songs, including Be Our Guest. – 7 p.m. Saturday, February 11; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12

Killing Buddha — Deming’s Theatre Dojo offers this award-winning modern take on an ancient North Indian legend about a serial killer seeking atonement from the divine teacher. Writer-director Algernon D’Ammassa plays all of the characters, accompanied by nationally known Native American musician Randy Granger on wind, string and percussion. – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12

Bernabe — Just in time for Earth Day, Eden Enterprises presents this Luis Valdez play about a young man whose love of the earth is rooted in Aztec mythology. Directed by local theater veteran Hector Serrano, it’s a cry against the exploitation of the planet by modern forces. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9

Banging the Bell: A Texas Comedy in Two Acts — El Paso playwright Ted Karber Jr.’s EPStageBusiness presents this original comedy about a group of women who plan to be the belles of the ball. Infidelity, a corpulent corpse and dimwitted deputy could change their plans. – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21

*American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for all Sunday performances.
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