Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED begins previews on Thursday, April 11, opens on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00pm, and runs through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.
Jonathan, a young Jewish-American writer, travels to Ukraine to seek out the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He hires Alex, a young Ukrainian tour guide who takes him on a hilarious road trip in search of the woman's village. Along the way, they confront haunting memories as Jonathan and Alex's histories become entwined.
"Jonathan Safran Foer is one of my favorite contemporary writers," said Jonathan Fox, ETC's Artistic Director. "Simon Block's adaptation is remarkably successful in capturing the novel's comic absurdity as well as its surprising and evocative twists and turns. We are delighted to present this thrilling theatrical journey in its Southern California premiere."
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER (Author) is the author of three award-winning internationally best-selling novels: Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I am as well as two works of nonfiction: Eating Animals and The New American Haggadah. He won The Guardian Book Prize for his debut novel, was included in Granta Magazine's "Best of Young American Novelists issue" as well as The New Yorker's "20 under 40" list of the best young writers in the US. His books have been published in over 30 languages.
Scenic design is by François-Pierre Couture. Lighting design is by Pablo Santiago. Sound design is by Randall Robert Tico. Costume design is by Dianne K. Graebner. Properties design is by Ilana Molina. Casting by Amy Lieberman. The Production Stage Manager is Michael Friedlander.
Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, with an added Tuesday 7:00pm show on April 16 and a Saturday 4:00pm matinee performance on April 20, 2019.
All preview tickets are $40. Regular adult ticket prices range from $60 to $75 with discounts available for seniors. Student tickets are available for only $25 each, and tickets for patrons age 29-and-under are always just $40. Single tickets are available through the ETC box office at (805) 965-5400, or online at etcsb.org. For group sales information, please call (805) 965-5400. Prices subject to change.