Jewel Box Series – Recommended Reading for Girls
Imagine getting a little help from your friends in a crisis — friends from the books you read as a child. That’s what happens in Recommended Reading for Girls, the next production of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
The performance is at 2:30 pm Sunday, November 12 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre complex.
General admission tickets are $15 at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and $15 plus service charges at Ticketmaster.com.
Directed by Rachel Mullins and featuring seven talented El Paso actresses, Star on the Mountain Theatrical Productions’ version of the Ellen Struve comedy-drama is a love letter to family and literature that brims with humor and heart. Amy Saunders already has a lot on her mind when she arrives at her childhood home — a broken heart, a recent layoff, and her mother’s chemotherapy. Things get weird when characters from her favorite childhood novels begin showing up, including Anne of Green Gables, The Little Princess, and Heidi. Pregnant sister Jackie sees them, too.
In its eighth season, the Jewel Box Series was created in partnership with El Paso Live in 2014 to host local performing artists and groups in that jewel box of a venue, the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.