Screenplay by Tennessee Williams
Adapted for the stage by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
April 13-30, 2017
In the spring, ETC will present the seductive black comedy Baby Doll, by Tennessee Williams, based on the 1956 Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning film of the same name. Set in the Mississippi Delta, two rival cotton gin owners, Archie and Silva, are locked in a vicious professional competition. After he suspects Archie of burning down his cotton gin, Silva seeks his vengeance by hatching a plot to seduce Archie’s 19 year-old bride, Baby Doll. Wary of reaching adulthood and being obliged to consummate her marriage to Archie, Baby Doll clings to her childhood with naïve innocence, sleeping in a crib, wearing children’s nightgowns, and even sucking her thumb. Sponsored by Ceil and Michael Pulitzer.
Tickets start at $35 - $70. Tickets for patrons age 29 and under just $20!
2016-17 Season sponsored by The Stephen and Carla Hahn Foundation.
- Book Club, Apr 19, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30pm: Scripts are now available for checkout at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. Join other theatregoers for a lively discussion about the play from a literary and dramatic perspective. FREE!
- Pre-Show Talk, Apr 19 & 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm: Join us in the courtyard of The New Vic for an informative and insightful discussion about the play before you see it, sure to enhance your theatrical experience.
- Martini Night, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:15pm, performance at 8:00pm: Free to ticket holders. Come early to enjoy a complimentary martini and mingle before the show.
- Talk Back, Apr 27, 2017: Meet the cast after the show and discuss the production.