Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel adapted by Simon Block
Directed by Jonathan Fox
April 11–28, 2019
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. The Southern California premiere of a stunning adaptation of the beloved novel.
ETC's 2018-19 Season Sponsored by Leatrice Luria
Production sponsored by
Zegar Family Foundation
Additional sponsorship from
Ellen and Peter Johnson
Nancy and Doug Norberg
Barbara and Sam Toumayan
- Book Club, APRIL 17, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30pm: Scripts are now available for checkout at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. Join other theatregoers for a lively discussion about the play from a literary and dramatic perspective. FREE!
- Pre-Show Talk, APRIL 17 & 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm: Join us in the courtyard of The New Vic for an informative and insightful discussion about the play before you see it, sure to enhance your theatrical experience.
- Martini Night, APRIL 19, 2019 at 7:15pm, performance at 8:00pm: Free to ticket holders. Come early to enjoy a complimentary martini and mingle before the show.
- Talk Back, APRIL 25, 2019: Meet the cast after the show and discuss the production.