Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 2024 Repertory Season June 1 - October 20 2024

Next: Monday, July 1, 2024

Runs until Tuesday, October 1, 2024 (See all dates)

Time
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Venue
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA, 90290
Price
Various

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 2024 Repertory Season June 1 - October 20 2024
Celebrating 50 + Years Of Magic @ Theatricum

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Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 2024 Repertory Season June 1 - October 20 2024 
Celebrating 50 + Years Of Magic @ Theatricum

More info here: https://theatricum.com/repertory-season/

Box Office Hours: https://theatricum.com/buy-tickets/box-office-hours-policies/

 

Long before he founded Theatricum Botanicum, Indiana native Will Geer was well-known for his work on the New York stage, in film, and on radio. By the mid-1950’s, he had relocated permanently to California and had established a successful Hollywood career. His future looked bright. But after being called to testify before the U.S. Congress’ Committee on Un-American Activities, he suddenly found himself blacklisted by the major studios with no viable means of income.

For Geer and his young family, the McCarthy Era had arrived. Relocating to an acreage in Topanga, California, Mr. Geer established a theatre for similarly blacklisted actors and folk singers on the property. Because he held a degree in botany (one of his life long interests) the theater was named for a landmark botany text book, Theatricum Botanicum, which means, quite literally, “a garden theatre.”

 

After his death in 1978, the family (led by their mother, Herta Ware) and a small troupe of actors tirelessly dedicated their energies to transform Theatricum into a professional repertory theatre company, with educational programs and musical events incorporated into its programming.

Since 2016, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum has been a member of The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre Partnership Program.

Today, under the creative supervision of Artistic Director Ellen Geer (Will’s daughter), Theatricum has blossomed into a vital creative force that has been recognized internationally for its interpretation of Shakespeare’s work. In addition to an annual summer season of five repertory plays, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum offers year-round classes to actors of all ages, hosts live music concerts, nurtures budding playwrights, and successfully reaches schools and students across the Greater Los Angeles Metro area with the aim of making live theater bloom for generations to come.

Venue

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
1419 Topanga Cyn. Blvd
Topanga, CA
90290

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