The Sheldon Vexler Theatre

Think inside the box.

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre is a state-of-the-art, black box theatre that presents a full season of professional quality plays and musicals for the entire San Antonio community. Now in its 16th Season, The Vex has consistently produced award-winning productions under the sure hands of Artistic Director Ken Frazier and Production Manager Dylan Brainard, along with outstanding guest directors, creative designers, hardworking volunteers, and talented actors from across the city. We invite you to step inside the box for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

2014-15 Season
  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - August 23 - September 20, 2014
  • The Trojan Women - October 25 - November 15, 2014
  • Talley's Folly - February 5 - March 1, 2015
  • Rumors - May 2 - 31, 2015
Ticket Information

Single Purchase Ticketstickets for each show go on sale one month prior to opening night.

  • General Admission: $21
  • Senior/Military/JCC Member: $18
  • Students/Groups 10+: $15

Tickets may be purchased in person at any JCC Courtesy Desk, at The Vex Box Office beginning one hour before show time pending ticket availability, or in advance over the phone by calling 210-302-6835. All sales are final. Tickets and season passes are non-refundable.

Show Days/Times
  • Performances at The Vex are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm.
  • On show dates, The Vex Box Office will open one hour prior to show time. The house will open for patrons to be seated approximately 30 minutes prior to show time.

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre Announces the 2015-16 Season

Boeing-Boeing - August/September 2015

Revised 2008 Broadway Revival Edition. This 1960s French farce, adapted for the English-speaking stage, features self-styled Parisian Bernard who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down, and one pending," until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.

2008 Tony Award winner

"This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy." - The New York Times

Bad Jews - October/November 2015

The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. 

2012-2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee

“There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people” -The New York Times

The Diviners - February 2016

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from his Kentucky history, works as a mechanic for the boy's father. The town doesn't have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach while he tries to persuade the child to wash.

"A splendid drama ... with poetic as well as human feeling" -Variety

"… renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy… compelling” - New York Magazine

One Man, Two Guvnors - May 2016

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really his sister, Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, sex, food, and money are high on the agenda.

Nominated for 7 Tony Awards and 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards

“The funniest show on the planet” - The Daily Mail

 2015-16 Season Pass Info

Now is the best time to purchase your 2015-16 season passes! As this season comes to an end, prices will increase for the new season’s passes and individual tickets, but if you act now, you can take advantage of this season’s prices! You could save up to $20 on the whole season, depending on the pass type. Passes are available for purchase now through May 31, one of five ways:

For more information about our shows, or to purchase tickets for Neil Simon's Rumors, call 210-302-6835 to speak with a Vex ticket agent. Visit The Sheldon Vexler Theatre's website for information about upcoming auditions, volunteer opportunities, and more!

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