Jewel Box Theatre

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT AT JEWEL BOX?

WILL JEWEL BOX HAVE A NEW SEASON? YES!!
We are excited to announce that the plays for the 62nd season of Jewel Box Theatre have been chosen! The new season has been announced!

Season 62 of the Jewel Box Theatre will be done in two mini seasons due to potential issues with the sale of the building. The first three shows will be Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Denise Hughes, A Raisin in the Sun directed by Al Bostick, and Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes directed by Deborah Franklin. Part One Season Tickets are on sale now for $30.00 and can be purchased at the box office. We are very excited to bring to the Oklahoma City community these three wonderful pieces of theatre!


Click here to download our Season Tickets Form

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UPCOMING SHOWS OF THE NEW SEASON!

Arsenic and Old Lace – Directed by Denise Hughes We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.

A Raisin in the Sun – Directed by Al Bostick – Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes – Directed by Deborah Franklin – Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. In what she describes as “not lower middle age” but “upper youth,” she has a lucrative job, a no strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. “Consider yourselves part of the clutter,” she blithely tells new neighbors Molly Blumenthal and her grandson, Jeff, when they pay Kate a call before she has even unpacked. And delightful clutter they soon become, overwhelming Kate’s tiny existence with a roller-coaster friendship, pot-roast, and the problems of all the elderly women on the block. As she meets these women, living in quirky isolation after outliving their husbands’ and their families’ need for them, Kate realizes the life she’s found looks a lot like the one she’d been running from. “Is it in the genes, an instinct,” she wonders, “like elephants heading for the burial ground? Am I a little old lady in training?” Confronted with old fears and new choices, Kate finds her life opening up—wide enough, for the first time, to admit love. “A sensitive comedy about friendship between generations,” said the Stanford Mail. “Full of wit and laughter…warmth and wisdom,” echoed the Sierra Madre News. “L’chaim!” say Kate and Molly. Audiences of all ages applaud their determination to “grow older, wiser, stronger in every way. But not old.”

Jewel Box Theatre continues to serve as an outreach of First Christian Church. Not only is it the oldest continuously operating community theatre in Oklahoma City, but it is also the recent recipient of the 2015-16 OCTA Theatre of the Year Award and a Governor’s Arts Award from the Oklahoma State Arts Council.

Jewel Box Theatre has traditionally hosted six productions each year, including both plays and musicals, which play to more than 2,500 season patrons and the general public.

For more information about auditions, volunteering, backstage work or any aspect about this prestigious theatre, call our Box Office at (405) 521-1786 Tuesday through Friday afternoons.

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Jewel Box Theatre, 3700 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73118. Telephone: (405) 521-1786