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Moby Dick - Rehearsed

Written by Orson Welles
Directed by Ellen Geer

Adapted from Herman Melville’s classic tale, an acting troupe thrusts us gasping into the hair-raising whaling voyage under the helm of Captain Ahab, the brooding one-legged fanatic whose revengeful obsession is to kill the dreaded white mammoth…Moby Dick.

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An Enemy of the People

Written by Henrik Ibsen
Freely Adapted and Directed by Ellen Geer

Small town South Carolina. The water in a popular tourist spa at the heart of the local economy is discovered to be contaminated. Powerful people will have to decide whether to put the health of visitors above the town's commercial interests. Theatricum Botanicum Artistic Director Ellen Geer freely adapts Henrik Ibsen’s powerful play of the individual versus society that still resonates a century after its debut.

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Creative PlayGround

Started by Co-Artistic Directors Karen Hardcastle and Elizabeth Tobias, Creative PlayGround presents literature-based, in-the-round plays performed by a cast of three professional adult actors. Each play is approximately 45 minutes long, appropriate for children 0-11 years of age, and offers opportunities for both group and individual interactivity. A Creative PlayGround performance is modeled after children’s own play and designed to inspire creativity and imagination.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Willow Geer

The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into an enchanted forest peopled by lovers and fairies. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities, and unrequited love join together to create the Bard’s most magical romp. The perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare.

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Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's delightful comedy of love and friendship, a gender-bent romantic adventure on the magical Isle of Ilyria. Performed with original songs and themes by Ellen Geer orchestrated and arranged by Marshall McDaniel, Theatricum’s Twelfth Night is a refreshing take on this beloved classic comedy.

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Off The Grid

Comedy Improv under the oaks! Take a trip away from the daily grind and city pace to the wide open space of the Santa Monica Mountains and the comedy of Theatricum Botanicum’s resident improv troupe, Off The Grid. You’ll feel the stress and strain waft away as our cast of modern-day vaudevillians works out the kinks and knots of the mid-week tension. It’s like a laugh-filled spa day for your psyche… and an evening you can share with the whole family.

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Family Barn Dance and Barbeque

July 4th 11am – 5pm

Celebrate the 4th at Theatricum with a family hoe-down. Activities include live music, a barn dance, pie-eating contest, watermelon seed-spitting contest, cake walk, horseshoes, relay races, dunk bucket, family games and more. Barbeque and fixin’s, beer and wine available for purchase. Folk and country fun!

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The Skin of Our Teeth

Written by Thornton Wilder

The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history, and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on.

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Peter Alsop's Kids Koncerts

Peter Alsop's Kids Koncerts present a diversity of musical styles and entertainers,
with sing-along songs, drumming, playful silliness and fun for the entire family.

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The Gin Game

Written by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by Christian Lebano

Theatricum’s Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James star as two residents in an elder care facility whose heated rounds of gin rummy are made personal when the game begins to represent their own inner battles and struggle for dignity. This production of Donald L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play is produced in partnership with Sierra Madre Playhouse.

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Under The Oaks

Gather Under the Oaks Fridays in September at Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion. From concerts and original solo performances to staged readings of rarely produced work, this special series offers unique entertainments featuring Theatricum's most treasured artists.

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Boo-Tanicum

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the company’s annual Halloween extravaganza fundraiser, highlighted by its unique and infamous haunted house. Enjoy the tricks and treats of the season on the wooded grounds with a host of enticements including ghost stories, game booths, festival food and libations, performances by Creative Playground, Peter Alsop, comedy improv group Off the Grid; and more. Beware of zombie thespians! Come on down…if you dare.

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