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January 23, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Jewel Theatre Company: Red Velvet

Colligan Theatre
1010 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Date & Time

January 23, 2019  -  February 17, 2019

Please see website for performance times and ticket availability.


This stirring drama transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has taken ill and can’t go on tonight as Othello, leaving his company in disarray. A young American actor named Ira Aldridge arrives to step into the role, but no black man has ever played Othello on the English stage. His groundbreaking performance upends stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved. Lolita Chakrabarti’s multi-award-winning play uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theatre history. By Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bob Rumsby.