CA's Ensemble Theatre Company Announces its 2000-2001 Season

News   CA's Ensemble Theatre Company Announces its 2000-2001 Season Plays by Michael Redgrave, Yasmina Reza, Henrik Ibsen, Donald Margulies and Conor McPherson have been scheduled by Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara for its 2000-2001 season. The company, which was founded in 1979 and works out of the Alhecama Theatre, will also mount two children's plays and a new-play reading series as part of its season.

Plays by Michael Redgrave, Yasmina Reza, Henrik Ibsen, Donald Margulies and Conor McPherson have been scheduled by Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara for its 2000-2001 season. The company, which was founded in 1979 and works out of the Alhecama Theatre, will also mount two children's plays and a new-play reading series as part of its season.

The Aspern Papers, adapted by Redgrave from the story by Henry James, will run Oct. 6-Nov. 5. The rarely seen play is set in 1895 and deals with the life of a great American poet, Jeffrey Aspern, whose papers and letters are obsessively sought by a New York publisher who journeys to Venice in search of them. ETC's artistic director Robert Grande-Weiss will direct.

Reza's Art follows Dec. 1-31, with Grande-Weiss repeating as director. A Doll's House comes next (Feb. 9-March 11, 2001), adapted by Frank McGuiness and directed by Peter Lackner, Director of Theatre at University of California Santa Barbara.

Margulies' Collected Stories has been scheduled for April 20-May 20, with Eric C. Mills directing. McPherson's The Weir will occupy the June 29-July 29 slot, with Grande-Weiss once again handling the directorial chores.

Alhecama Theatre is located at 914 Santa Barbara St. in the historic Presidio district. For tickets and information call (805) 962-8606. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent