6 Plays Running All Summer In A Historic LA Outdoor Garden Theatre
From Shakespeare to modern stories, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum has six different theatrical productions for all to experience during their 2019 Repertory Season. Starting June 1st and running until September 29th, the Topanga based garden theatre will use one company of actors, who will perform each of the plays in repertory, so that guests have the chance to see all six plays over the summer.
If you're not familiar with Theatricum Botanicum, it is a "natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts" founded by Will Geer. After Geer was blacklisted from major studios here in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, he decided to create this garden theatre. Along with producing plays in the outdoor space, Geer and his wife would sell items from the garden to make a living. Located in Topanga, Theatricum continues to offer its critically acclaimed summer repertory season of plays in addition to working with local schools and providing acting classes, summer camps, music concerts, improv comedy performances, and family-friendly community festivals.
So what's playing this summer? Here are the six plays that are all scheduled to have nights all through the summer -
- William Shakespeare's comedy 'Twelfth Night' and the classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
- Orson Welles' tale about a mighty whale, 'Moby Dick - Rehearsed'
- Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People', freely adapted by Ellen Geer, tells the story of "struggle between the interests of the individual and the welfare of society in the face of environmental disaster"
- Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning Play, "The Skin of Our Teeth", that "uses humor, history, and mythology" to explore the resilience of humanity
- L Coburn's 'The Gin Game' is a clever tale about marriage, aging, and the struggle for dignity
- June 1 - September 29
- Schedule Info
- Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 North Topanga, CA 90290 - Google Maps
For more information on Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum and to view the schedule for these six plays, visit here.