THEATRICUM BOTANICUM 2014 SEASON

When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This bold new work deftly reveals the cat-and-mouse games of politics and art, and the craft of learning how to speak the truth in difficult times. The beginnings of the Theatricum Botanicum can be traced to the early s when Will Geer, a victim of the McCarthy era Hollywood blacklist before he became known as the beloved Grandpa on The Waltons , opened a theater for blacklisted actors and folk singers on his property in Topanga. Unlike most theaters in the L. The disguise comes in handy when she tests the devotion of her noble admirer, Orlando — who is also on the run, from his hostile older brother.

Director Ellen Geer moves the tale of two sets of brothers — one alienated by ambition, the other estranged by envy — to the divided South of the post-Civil War era, adding traditional American folk music and dance. Geer in , the family and a small band of players decided to work towards becoming a professional repertory theatre, incorporating educational programs and musical events. In a small Southern town during the depression, the idyllic childhood of eight-year-old Scout and her brother Jem is changed forever when their lawyer-father defends a poor black man accused of raping a white woman. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Today, two outdoor amphitheaters are situated in the natural canyon ravine, where audiences are able to relax and enjoy the wilderness during an afternoon or evening’s performance. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Notify me of new posts via email. Friends such as Ford Rainey, John Randolph and Woody Guthrie joined him on the dirt stage for vigorous performances and inspired grassroots activism, while the audiences sat on railroad ties.

The amphitheaters are terraced into the hillside, so audience members are advised to dress casually warmly for evenings and bring cushions for bench seating. Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic 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.

In addition to the Summer Repertory Season, Theatricum will present four special performances on its mainstage: EquivocationTheatricum Botanicum.

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All five plays are set to open back-to-back in June and early July. Currently hosting active events. With the advent of television’s “The Waltons” and subsequent popularity of Will’s portrayal of Seaspn, Will Geer gathered his family in and together they formed a non-profit corporation, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.

At the death of Mr. Through these projects Theatricum engages with kids and adults of all ages throughout the year. As Shag navigates the dangerous course between writing a lie and losing his soul — or writing the truth and losing his head — his devoted theater troupe helps him negotiate each step of the way.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Callaway Award for Playwriting along the way. This site uses cookies. Today, two outdoor amphitheaters are situated in the natural canyon ravine, where audiences are able to relax and enjoy the wilderness during an afternoon or evening’s performance. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. For tickets, subscriptions, group discounts and a full schedule of theater, music and family entertainment, call or go to www. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Unlike most theaters in the L. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Equivocation opens on Sept. Recent Posts Closing Out Interview: Seeason a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The seat outdoor amphitheatre is now one of the few mid-size union houses bottanicum the L. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Bill Cain was artistic director of the Boston Shakespeare Company during the s and directed many plays from the Shakespearean canon during his tenure. The beginnings of the Theatricum Botanicum stretch back to the early s when Will Geer, one of the many actors victimized by the McCarthy Era Blacklisting, opened a theatre for Blacklisted actors and folk singers on his Topanga property.

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June 20 sees the opening of August: Additional summer programming includes Under the Oaks, four evenings of poetry, music and performance in the intimate S. Members of the Geer family botanocum present series creator Earl Hamner with the first annual Theattricum Geer Humanitarian Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements and concern for others.

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Accompanied by her cousin Celia, Rosalind disguises herself as a man for safety’s sake. Picnickers are welcome on the grounds before or after the performances. In addition, new spaces within the recent expansion of the grounds will allow the Theatricum to serve an increased number of botancium through its educational programs in the years to come.

The local community and surrounding environs encouraged the theatre’s artistic theattricum and proved their support by donating the labor and materials to begin a campaign which would expand and improve the theatre’s facilities. What if the official story concealed a darker truth? He tells all our stories.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Friends such as Ford Rainey, John Randolph and Woody Guthrie joined him on the dirt stage for vigorous performances and inspired grassroots activism, while the audiences sat on railroad ties.

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