BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Ensemble Theatre Company BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2019

Ensemble's production features many of the interesting aspects of this search for identity: a grumpy grandpa with a dark secret; an old Ukrainian woman who's mind has been warped by trauma and isolation; an underdog translator with a tenuous mastery of English; and an emotionally clumsy college kid who mistakes the trauma of his family for personal depth. But the adaptation from novel to stage is clunky, clouding an otherwise dramatic origin story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

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. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Co Premieres EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Ensemble Theatre Co Premieres EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

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. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE 9 SHOWS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019‚Ä"SANTA BARBARA REGION BWW Feature: THE 9 SHOWS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019‚Ä"SANTA BARBARA REGION
by Maggie Yates - Jan 19, 2019

2019 is looking to be a season of exciting, provocative performance art that features a variety of voices. Here are my top picks for the nine shows of 2019 that shouldn't be missed (in order by date). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Tom Ross directs the West Coast premiere that features Adam Burch, Lura Dolas (Abigail's Party, The Persians) Jeremy Kahn (Dry Powder, Wittenberg), Marissa Keltie and Julian Lopez-Morillas (The Heir Apparent, The Homecoming). EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED runs November 9 - December 9 (Opens: November 15). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Tom Ross directs the West Coast premiere that features Adam Burch, Lura Dolas (Abigail's Party, The Persians) Jeremy Kahn (Dry Powder, Wittenberg), Marissa Keltie and Julian Lopez-Morillas (The Heir Apparent, The Homecoming). EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED runs November 9 - December 9 (Opens: November 15). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere Of Jonathan Safran Foer's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Aurora Theatre Company Presents West Coast Premiere Of Jonathan Safran Foer's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Tom Ross directs the West Coast premiere that features Adam Burch, Lura Dolas (Abigail's Party, The Glass Menagerie, The Persians), Jeremy Kahn (Dry Powder, Wittenberg), Marissa Keltie and Julian Lopez-Morillas (The Heir Apparent, The Homecoming). EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED runs November 9 - December 9 (Opens: November 15). (more...)

BWW Previews: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Ensemble Theatre Company BWW Previews: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Oct 2, 2018

Ensemble Theatre Company Celebrates a 40-year Milestone, Kicks off Season with David Ives' 'The School for Lies.' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary with THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and More Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary with THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce its 40thAnniversary 2018-2019 season of shows as it offers a stunning selection of extraordinary experiences for its subscribers and audiences. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED Aurora Theatre Company Presents EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Tom Ross directs the West Coast premiere that features Adam Burch, Lura Dolas (Abigail's Party, The Persians) Jeremy Kahn (Dry Powder, Wittenberg), Marissa Keltie and Julian Lopez-Morillas (The Heir Apparent, The Homecoming). EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED runs November 9 - December 9 (Opens: November 15). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Co Announces Season of Premieres Aurora Theatre Co Announces Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 27th season that opens with the Bay Area premiere of Dominique Morisseau's homage to Motown, DETROIT '67. The West Coast premiere of Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block, follows. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Theatre J BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Theatre J
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 17, 2018

Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 semi-autobiographical debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, is a riveting portrayal of one man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis at the start of World War II. While the journey of the central character, Jonathan, is the focus of the book, and the brilliant adaption playing now at Theatre J, the secondary story of Alex and his grandfather is equally, if not more, poignant. (more...)

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Coming to Theater J for the Holidays THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Coming to Theater J for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, Theater J offers Alfred Uhry's classic comedy The Last Night of Ballyhoo. A Chanukah-inflected alternative to the Christmas Carols and Nutcracker Suites, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a winning combination of quirky romance with real dramatic heft at its core. (more...)

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Coming to Theater J for the Holidays THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Coming to Theater J for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, Theater J offers Alfred Uhry's classic comedy The Last Night of Ballyhoo. A Chanukah-inflected alternative to the Christmas Carols and Nutcracker Suites, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a winning combination of quirky romance with real dramatic heft at its core. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KNOWLEDGE, Charing Cross Theatre BWW Review: THE KNOWLEDGE, Charing Cross Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 12, 2017

A timely revival for one of Jack Rosenthal's celebrated TV plays of the 70s with much to say about the age of the Uber. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for THE KNOWLEDGE at Charing Cross Theatre Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for THE KNOWLEDGE at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Knowledge will preview at Charing Cross Theatre from Monday 4 September and run 10 weeks to Saturday 11 November. Press night is Monday 11 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

NOT A GAME FOR BOYS, NOONDAY DEMONS, F**KING MEN and More Set for Summer 2015 at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

After a hugely successful, box-office-record-smashing Spring season in its 45th year, the King's Head Theatre is proud to announce its Summer season, including exciting new work and ground-breaking revivals, as well as travels to Edinburgh and a new writing festival. (more...)

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