The Committee’s second theater at 836 Montgomery had its own parking lot. The theater had a modular design that was innovative at the time. Notable productions included Fool’s Play, MacBird!, America Hurrah! And Big Time Buck White. “The Orange Theater” began in 1967 as a second playground for The Committee’s restless actors. That idea lasted a year or so, then it devolved into a rental house and an albatross.
Ruth Silveira came to The Committee through a production of “America Hurrah!” at The Committee Theater at 836 Montgomery. Ruth’s scene with Julie Payne, entitled “Cold Tea”, depicted the friendship of two women as it progresses from youth to old age, and is thought of by many as one of the best scenes performed on The Committee’s stage.