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A new “Shakespeare in LA” segment, featuring Susan Angelo (Theatricum Education Director Emeritus). She’s always worth a listen!

Our own Ellen Geer, Theatricum’s Artistic Director, is featured in this blog!

TOM

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TOM

A World Premiere! Artistic Director Ellen Geer adapts Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground-breaking novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’  in this fresh, critically-acclaimed re-telling.

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BRINGS VISCERAL INTENSITY to the horrors of that shameful chapter in our nation’s history… With depth and nuance, Gerald C. Rivers reclaims the title role from its more contemporary pejorative associations… the sprawling narrative sports ample stellar turns” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

BRILLIANT… a moving and kaleidoscopic tale of slavery set in the natural, expansive Theatricum Botanicum amphitheater…. powerfully brings to life a shameful time in American history.” — Elaine L. Mura, LA Splash

HEARTBREAKING… presciently ponder[s] the plight of Blacks after the Reconstruction Era, but also in our own times” — Ed Rampell, People’s World

PROVIDE[S] UNIQUE INSIGHT… highlights the true characteristics of the strong, determined, loving “Uncle Tom” alongside the brutal nature of America’s slave-trading past… standout performers… viewing TOM, we are reminded of the importance of the great novel and the impact of literature and art to create social change.” — Justin Biel, Topanga Messenger

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THE IMAGINARY INVALID

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THE IMAGINARY INVALID

Moliere’s comedy rocks the house with laugher! And our gender-bending “take” will leave you in stitches! NEW! Enjoy a catered dinner before the show on Sept 9th!

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“[A] SAUCY, FROTHY ROMP… inventive, imaginative, madcap merriment” — Ed Rampell, Hollywood Progressive

“HILARIOUSLY ENGAGING Perfect comedic timing, energy and just the right dose of disorder.” —Justin Biel, Topanga Messenger

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TITUS ANDRONICUS

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TITUS ANDRONICUS

A favorite of audiences throughout his lifetime, Shakespeare’s tale is re-imagined for today’s audiences. NEW! Enjoy a catered dinner in our garden before the show on August 16 & Sept 16,

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“BOISTEROUS, UNSPARING… DELIVERS THE GOODS… Director Ellen Geer smartly associates perpetual war, double standards, backroom dealings, fluid loyalties, and mindless violence in fictional Rome to the present day… offers unusual depth in difficult roles” — Ravi Narasimhan, Backscatter

“GRIPPING… [a] splendid production… Ellen Geer has done a terrific job in making a play filled with many characters and detailed action comprehensible to a modern audience… .passionate playing at its very best.” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Our signature production! Set in Topanga’s woodland, it’s people with lovers, family, fairies – and a talking donkey! Starting July 28, Enjoy a catered dinner in our garden before your show on select dates!

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Off the Grid

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Off the Grid

$10 Tickets! Topanga’s homegrown comedy troupe returns for 2016! Improv, laughs, and you.  A spa for your psyche.  Come unwind with us under our cool California oaks.

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2016 Academy of the Classics

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2016 Academy of the Classics

To register for any of our 2016 classes – or to download a 2016 brochure for Adult classes or Teens & Youth classes – please select the category below that best suits you.

Adults

Teens & Youth

Founded in 1975 to nurture a love of heightened language and to provide an active “gymnasium” for artists, students and Bard lovers to practice the techniques for classical theatre, we delight in serving Adults, Teens & Youth. That being said, welcome to Theatricum’s Academy of the Classics!

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FAMILY FUNDAYS

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FAMILY FUNDAYS

Summer fun for families! 

 

 

Welcome to Will’s Blog!

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With the launch of our new website, we’ll be posting regularly on this, our official blog! Here, you’ll keep abreast of season developments, including the progress of our season, casting news, education classes, Shakespeare camp, and all the other goings-on at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Posts will be bi-weekly to begin with, so check back often. And don’t forget to connect with us Facebook. We’d like to keep in touch!

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