Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2016-17 Season Opens with Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2016-17 Season
Opens with Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic opens the 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare’s masterpiece of blind and bloody political ambition, Macbeth. Part of the global celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ETC’s production is set in a war-torn kingdom reeling from years of conflict, and will feature state-of-the-art digital projections, and an educationpartnership with London's Globe Education, part of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The production runs September 29-October 16, and is Directed by Jonathan Fox.
ETC Announces Ownership of the New Vic
Ensemble Theatre Company Announces
Ownership of the New Vic
(Santa Barbara, CA) Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is thrilled to announce the company has acquired full ownership of its state-of-the-art New Vic Theater in downtown Santa Barbara, a purchase made possible by a $950,000 grant from the former City of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency, and by the extraordinary vision and generosity of Kandy Luria-Budgor and Leatrice Luria.
“Purchase of a permanent home in the Downtown Performing Arts District is the culmination of 14 years of planning and work by ETC, and the final element of the City’s 35-year goal of creating a vibrant performing arts district,” said Derek A. Westen, former President of Ensemble Theatre Company, a Board member, and volunteer leader of the effort.
Press Release: Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels
Ensemble Theatre Company's Critically Acclaimed 2015-16 Season Closes with Noël Coward's Fallen Angels
Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic closes the critically acclaimed 2015–16 Season with Noël Coward’s delightfully risqué Fallen Angels. Brimming with bawdy wit, Fallen Angels follows society dames Julia and Jane as they nervously await the return of a mutual former flame. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the production runs June 9 – June 26.
In Fallen Angels, society women Julia and Jane receive an unexpected postcard announcing the return of their mutual long-ago lover, the amorous Frenchman Maurice Duclos. With their passionless husbands away playing golf, there’s only one way to pass the time before Maurice’s arrival: pop the champagne! Each successive glass loosens their tongues, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behavior go out of the window. But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands, and the accidental admission of pre-marital affairs, that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak.
The First Four Shows of ETC’s 2016 – 2017 Season
Ensemble Theatre Company Announces
First Four Shows of its
2016 – 2017 Season
(Santa Barbara, CA) Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) and Jonathan Fox, Executive Artistic Director, are proud to announce the first four plays of the electrifying 2016–2017 Season, the company’s fourth season in the state-of-the-art New Vic Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. ETC's 38th season features the works of some of theatre’s most renowned playwrights and composers, including William Shakespeare, Neil Simon, George and Ira Gershwin, and Tennessee Williams. The fifth and final play of the season will be announced at a later date.
“The plays next season represent thrilling new challenges for the company,” said Mr. Fox. “We’re opening with our first Shakespeare play in 30 years, and reimagining the classic opera Porgy and Bess in a jazz musical version. To be able to work on such complex masterpieces is a joy.”
Bad Jews Press Release
Ensemble Theatre Company presents
the hit comedy Bad Jews
An international co-production with
English Theatre Frankfurt
Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic continues its exciting 2015 – 16 season with playwright Joshua Harmon’s savagely hilarious Bad Jews, an uproarious and thought-provoking exploration of faith and family. Directed by Jonathan Fox, Bad Jews performs in Santa Barbara April 14 through May 1, 2016. The company will then travel to Frankfurt for the German premiere production.