Democracy. A republic, with liberty and justice for all. How to find it, tend it, gently evolve it, how to keep it “for the people” and away from the rule of one. Disallowing; unbalanced power within politics, ownership, and skewed ambition, that can steal the magnificence of this kind of governance from a world, a nation, a people.
Rome. 510 BC. rid the reigning dynasty of a King and established the Roman Republic.
As we face a world of 2020, the more we look at history, observe and feel the ever-changing forces that can tear down a caring environment for the people, it will make us better tenders, caretakers of our own time.
Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show July 25th from 3:00-3:30pm.
Theatricum and A Midsummer Night’s Dream have been a marriage since our inception 45 years ago. Our Coastal Live Oaks demand we perform this play for them! And we do! This year, 2020, we will infuse the beautiful language of Shakespeare with more song and music to heighten the pleasure for you, our audience, and our forest of oaks.
Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show June 27th from 3:00-3:30pm.
When one scoundrel (the infamous Falstaff,) is found to be courting two delicious wives in a small town to gain access to the husbands wealth, the community swirls around the morals of this greedy guts of a man and gives him a lesson he’ll never forget. Laughter reigns as we get to know the vibrant funny people of this play, who become our friends. With 1950 tunes, we set this comedy in a time when everything was looking perfect and very moral, but underneath…women were beginning their investigations into equality. I wonder, will we ever get equal pay?
Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show on August 23rd from 3:00-3:30pm.
‘night Mother — Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander stars real-life mother and daughter Ellen Geer and Willow Geer. A supposedly normal evening in the mother-daughter Cates household is shattered when 40-something Jessie announces to Mama that she plans to kill herself before the night is over. Over the course of 90 minutes, in real time, Thelma desperately works to convince her daughter that life is worth living. Eloquent and darkly humorous, ’night, Mother has been hailed as an American classic and one of the most powerful contemporary dramas ever written.
Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show on September 6th from 3:00-3:30pm.
A World Premiere at Theatricum!
Two neighboring families — one Latinx and one white — live in nearby Fillmore, the self-proclaimed “Last, Best Small Town in Southern California.” Set during the first decade of the 2000s, immediately following the financial crisis, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, suffer loss, and continually hunt for their place in a changed world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents. Guerra’s play is a striking 21st Century response to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.
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Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show on August 9th from 3:00-3:30pm.