Jean (Cocteau) & Jacques (Brel) On Tap in Santa Barbara

News   Jean (Cocteau) & Jacques (Brel) On Tap in Santa Barbara You'll see England, you'll see France -- and a Mamet play, too, if you're a subscriber to the 1997-98 season at Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, CA. Five productions will comprise the new season, which runs from Oct. 10, 1997 to July 26, 1998.

You'll see England, you'll see France -- and a Mamet play, too, if you're a subscriber to the 1997-98 season at Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, CA. Five productions will comprise the new season, which runs from Oct. 10, 1997 to July 26, 1998.

Here's the line-up:
AN INSPECTOR CALLS. J.B. Priestley's 1946 dark satire takes place on a rainy night in 1912 as an inspector questions a rich family about a young woman's suicide. (Oct. 10-Nov. 9)

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE. David Mamet's wry look at an older actor slowly being upstaged by his protegee. (Dec. 5, 1997-Jan. 4, 1998)

THE SECRET RAPTURE. David Hare's story of a gentle career-woman forced by her family to upgrade to the dog-eat-dog world of business. (Feb. 13-March 15, 1998).

INDISCRETIONS. Jean Cocteau's darkly Oedipal farce, Les Parents Terribles, given a critically acclaimed translation/adaptation by Jeremy Sams. (May 1-May 31, 1998) JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS. Go on a carousel with the songs and characters of Jacques Brel in this internationally-known revue of the late composer's tunes. (June 26-July 26, 1998).
Also on tap for the season will be an October production of Diane Samuels' drama, Kindertransport, about a Jewish child shuttled from Germany to safety in England in 1939. The show will coincide with a touring exhibition titled, "Anne Frank In The World: 1929-1945."

ETC of Santa Barbara is the town's longest-running professional resident company, founded in 1979 and housed at the Alhecama Theatre. For subscriptions ($85 and up; discounts for students and seniors) and information on Ensemble Theatre Company call (805) 962-8606.

--By David Lefkowitz

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