EPCF’s Jewel Box Performing Arts Series Returns

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box series at the Philanthropy Theater returns for its seventh season beginning in November.

Tickets for the first show go on sale Friday, October 21 at the Plaza Theater box office and online through Ticketmaster.

The series will feature four plays, two concerts and an interactive dance piece between November this year and May next year.

The Jewel Box series began in 2014 in conjunction with El Paso Live to host performances by local bands at the Philanthropy Theater located in the Plaza Theater Performing Arts Center.

Unfortunately, the series was put on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2022-2023 season offers performing arts fans a chance to sample a wide variety of shows once again.

See below for a full list of the seven shows set to premiere in the coming months.

NO MORELuster Theater (2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 13) — Megan O’Toole-Pitts’ play tells the true story of teenager Carmelita Torres, who led a protest in 1917 against the delousing of Mexicans in El Paso.
Doug Adamz presents the southwestern songwriter (2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11) — Singer-songwriters Doug Adamz, Gene Keller and Teresa Tudury swap songs and stories.
Oscillating, mountain movement (2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2023) — Two dancers and a musician create an interactive experience with the public.
El Paso Stories, Felix Arenas/Los Actores (2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 12) — Six vignettes of writers paint an intimate portrait of their hometown.
The art of jazz, the Golden Groove2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023 — Daniel Rivera’s jazz collective traces the evolution of the form, from blues to bebop.
BILDAD, Barbed Tales2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2023 — Ryan Mullenix’s comedy is about a cartoonist who dreams of making it big.
Tuesdays with MorrieEden Performing Arts, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2023 — Hector Serrano directs this stage version of Mitch Albom’s bestseller about a journalist who reconnects with a dying teacher.