Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Midsummer's Night's Dream returns to Theatricum in LA's Topanga Canyon

Signature Shakespearean  production opens in June

Patti Pietschmann

Courtesy Theatricum Botanicum

Will Geer's charming  Topanga  Canyon Theatricum is once again staging its signature production,starting June 3.  An audience favorite with a set design unrivaled by any other theater the venue, which provides the most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles,  is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by lovers both fairy and human. 

Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, fantasy and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and the enduring power of nature. 

Buffet dinners with a costumed cast of fairies in attendance take place in the theater's adjacent gardens prior to Thursday evening performances on Aug. 2; Aug. 9; Aug. 16; and Aug. 23. (Separate admission, or combo packages available.)

Performances: June 3–Sept. 3:
• Sunday, June 3 at  4 p.m.
• Sunday, June 10 at  4 p.m.
• Sunday, June 17 at  4 p.m.
• Sunday, June 24 at  4 p.m.*
• Sunday, July 1 at  4 p.m.
• Sunday, July 8 at  4 p.m.
• Sunday, July 22 at  4 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.**
• Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.**
• Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.**
• Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.**
• Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) at 6 p.m.

*Prologue (pre-show discussion):SundayJune 24 from 3 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (included in ticket price)

**Pre-performance buffet dinners, served in the Thearicum gardens and attended by costumed fairies, will be available for purchase by ticketholders prior to three Thursday evening on Aug. 2Aug. 9Aug. 16and Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Advance reservations required.

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA  (midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway).  Call  310-455-3723 or facebook:; Twitter @theatricum and instagram: @theatricum_botanicum

• Adults: $38.50 (lower tier); $25 (upper tier)
• Seniors (65+), Students, Military Veterans, Teachers, AEA Members: $25/$15
• Children (5-15): $10
• Children 4 and under: free
• Mediterranean buffet dinner/play combo: call theater for pricing, advance purchase required

FYI; this is an outdoor venue on a terraced  hillside and it does get chilly at night,  so bring something warm and even a blanket.