Marsha Mason to Star in Looped for Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara

By Adam Hetrick
07 May 2014

Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason

Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason will star as Tallulah Bankhead in the Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara staging of Matthew Lombardo's Looped.

Emmy Award winner Glenn Jordan will direct Mason ("The Goodbye Girl," Impressionism) in the comedy that was seen on Broadway in 2010 starring Valerie Harper. Performances run July 10-27.

Additional casting has not been announced.

According to ETC, "Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when a boozed-up Ms. Bankhead needed eight hours to redub—or loop—one line of dialogue for what turned out to be her last film, the 1965 horror flick, 'Die! Die! My Darling!' things are not easy for poor Danny Miller, who's had the good fortune to be chosen to direct that particular sound editing session."



The 2014-15 season at ETC also includes John Logan's Mark Rothko drama Red, which stars Matt Gottlieb and Shaun Anthony. Performances run May 15-June 1.

For tickets, phone (805) 965-5400 or visit ensembletheatre.com.