Meredith Baxter and Sharon Lawrence Star in ETC’s Production of ‘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.
Meredith Baxter starred in four television series, including the long-running “Family Ties” and the hit show “Bridget Loves Bernie.” She’s been nominated for four Emmys, and made about sixty movies for television, among them “Betty Broderick: A Woman Scorned.” Her theater work includes productions of Butterflies are Free, Vanities, The Country Wife, and touring productions of Talley’s Folly and Diaries of Adam and Eve. She has starred in about 30 different productions of Love Letters around the country. Baxter’s New York Times Bestselling book “UNTIED, a Memoir of Fame, Family and Floundering” was published in March 2011.
Sharon Lawrence has appeared on stage and screen over the last 25 years. Her television work includes her multiple Emmy nominated and SAG award-winning run on “NYPD Blue,” as well as notable performances on the hit shows “Queen Sugar,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Shameless,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” She also earned another Emmy nomination for her work on “Grey's Anatomy.” Sharon's film work includes the indie hit Middle Of Nowhere. She recently performed at the Mark Taper Forum, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and the Geffen Playhouse.
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.