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The 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

A year of redemption where ‘empathy is a bird’ Read story.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize–winning play feels dated. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ETC Scores Hit with ‘The Invisible Hand’

Ayad Akhtar revives the political thriller, a genre that has been mostly absent from the stage. Read story.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ETC Presents ‘The Invisible Hand’

Capitalism meets religious extremism in Ayad Akhtar’s kidnapping thriller. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Timely Tales from Shakespeare and Shaw

New York City–based Bedlam brings ‘Saint Joan’ and ‘Hamlet’ to UCSB April 19-20. Read story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Crimes of the Heart’ Comes to Santa Barbara

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama, April 11-28. Read story.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘American Idiot’ Wields the Emotional Power Tools of Rock

Out of the Box presents the Grammy-winning Green Day musical April 6-15. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

State Street Ballet Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Company dances Prokofiev’s two-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s famed play. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘A Chorus Line’ Doesn’t Disappoint

Theater League presented a national tour of the Broadway classic at the Granada for two nights.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Theater League Presents ‘A Chorus Line’ and 2018-19 Season Slate

Tony Award–winning musical comes to the Granada March 20-21. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

‘Communicating Doors’ Is Laughter-Inducing Mystery/Thriller

Theatre Group at SBCC presents a wonderful romp that’s well worth seeing. Read story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

‘Staging the Daffy Dame’ at UCSB

Launch Pad presents a play about a theater program. Read story.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

‘Communicating Doors’ at SBCC Offers Laughs and Imagination

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Communicating Doors’ March 2-17. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘The World of Extreme Happiness’ Casts Shadow on World We Live In

A play about the Chinese Dream that offers an excoriating take on contemporary Chinese urban life. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ensemble Theatre Company Presents ‘The City of Conversation’

The play exemplifies the unsettling notion of the impossibility of bipartisan cooperation, even among family members. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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