New Conservatory Theatre Center v ---

Aunt Jack

Sept 16 – Oct 16, 2022

By Nora Brigid Monahan

West Coast Premiere

Learn More

Love, sex, and politics - fabulous drag performer Jack and his significantly less fabulous son Norman don’t agree on any of it. When Norman’s outlandish family and shattered ex-soulmate meet his new partner, all are forced to grapple with their differences amid the evolving spectrum of sexuality. Bitingly funny and deeply insightful, Aunt Jack is an exploration of family and finding yourself against all odds.


Click the image below to watch the video trailer.


By Nora Brigid Monahan (pronouns: they/them)

Directed by Jeffrey Hoffman (pronouns: he/him)

Cast: Joseph Alvarado, Ryan Marchand, Jennifer McGeorge, Jim Rupp, Emily Steelhammer, Nick Trengove 



"A rare treat ... Big laughs with unexpected complexity" - Bay Area Reporter


“Rollicking comedy about unexpected collisions between gay and straight life … I want to see it again.” - Theatrius


"Aunt Jack is an endearing journey ... There are plenty of laughs here." - Talkin' Broadway


“The huge divides between intergenerational communities are addressed both poignantly and comically" - Broadway World



Happy Hour is a Drag


Join us Thursday Nights for HAPPY HOUR IS A DRAG

Enjoy music, cocktails, and a special drag performance every Thursday at 7:30pm. FREE with ticket purchase to Aunt Jack.

Hosted by Fran Zaya with a different guest each night including:


Sept 22: Hennessy Williams

Sept 29: Phoebe Cakes

Oct 6: Dusty Pörn 

Oct 13: Elsa Touche



All guests must wear face coverings in the theatre (may be removed when eating/drinking in bar and lobby). See events below for Enhanced Safety Performance date with vaccination requirements, limited capacity seating and mask enforcements. Learn more about NCTC's COVID policies here. Note that our theatre uses a hospital grade air filtration system to sanitize air and surfaces throughout the space. 



  • Full run: Sept 16-Oct 16, 2022
  • Pay-what-you-wish Previews: Sept 16-23
  • Happy Hour is a Drag (pre-show Thursdays): Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 13 
  • Pre-Show Discussion with Playwright Nora Brigid Monahan and NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker: Sept 23
  • Opening Night: Sept 24
  • Post-Show Discussion with Cast: Oct 2
  • Enhanced Safety Performance with Limited Capacity: Oct 12


special thanks to

Season Producers: Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Robert Holgate, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producers: Gary Demyen & Les Partridge, David Meders

Producers: Dirk Nettles & Mario Champagne, Ken Prag & Steve Collins

Back To Shows