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Jewel Box Series Honors Veterans with Revival of ‘Telling El Paso’

In honor of Veterans Day, the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre presents Telling El Paso — Our Veterans. Their Stories.

Part of the national Telling Project, Telling El Paso features six local military veterans of wars, from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom, telling their stories of service — and coming home.

It was written by Dr. Max Rayneard, and directed by Hector Serrano. It was staged last year at the Chamizal National Memorial and the War Eagles Museum, and was broadcast on KCOS, which helped create the local production.

The cast features military veterans, all of whom are returning from last year’s production. They are: Felix Arenas (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy), Wacinque Amistad Kaizen BeMende (U.S.  Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and reserves, U.S. Army and reserves, National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary), Sylvia Charf (U.S. Army), Linda Hinchey (U.S. Air Force, Army National Guard), Fortunato S. “Tito” Lechuga (U.S. Marine Corps), and Jeffrey Garret “Animal” Wells (U.S. Army)

The Eden Enterprises production will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Annex (above the box office).

Tickets are $16, on sale at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlet and online, or via phone at 800-745-3000.

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.

El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre

SCHEDULE

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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