Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence Star in City of Conversation
Ensemble Theater Compay is thrilled to announce the third show of its 2017-2018 Season, 2014-2015 Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Play, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Cameron Watson. Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence star in this deeply moving and thought-provoking story about how the political divide tears apart an American family. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews on Thursday, February 8, opens on Saturday, February 10, and runs through Sunday, February 25, 2018, at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.
“We are so fortunate to start 2018 with Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence in this timely and moving play, directed by the extraordinary Cameron Watson,” said Ensemble Theatre Company Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. “Our subscribers and audiences are in for an unforgettable experience as we begin the new year.”
It’s 1979, and Washington, D.C. socialite Hester Ferris is notorious for her posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious girlfriend and a newly minted political agenda, it ignites a family divide that spans 30 years and six presidential administrations. A timely and moving look at a family forced to choose between defending opposing political views and keeping their family together.
Ghost Light Night 2017 Roundup
Our second annual Ghost Light Night was an electrifying success! Over 150 merrymakers joined us for this benefit bash, presented in two acts.
Act 1 was held at the New Vic with a one-night-only performance of "The Twilight Zone: A Piano in the House” with "X-Files" creator Chris Carter as the voice of Rod Serling.
Act 2 continued the celebration at the Wine Cask with a reception and revelry followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner.
We would like to thank all those who attended, and we hope to see you again for next year's festivities.
Ensemble Theatre Company Launches 2017-18 Season with Husbands and Wives
Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic opens its 2017-18 Season with an electrifying theatrical event — a world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 innovative film Husbands and Wives, just the second of Allen’s many films to be adapted for the American stage. This production runs on a limited-engagement from October 5-22, 2017, with preview performances on October 5 and 6, and Opening Night on October 7.