A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Mon Sep 02, 6:00pm

Theatricum brings back its signature production, an audience favorite with a set design unrivaled by any other theater - because it's the real thing. 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, 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. Continues thru Sept 2; Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290; $10-$42; Call theater or visit website for rotating repertory schedule: (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theatricum or follow us on Twitter: @theatricum

Reviews

Steven Stanley
"The ideal introduction to the Los Angeles summer-theater treasure that is Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream once again proves the most magical of midsummer delights."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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"This year’s Dream bursts forth with fresh ideas in a confident, well-paced production, funny, full of life, and oh, so energetic! Credit must be given to professional aerialist, Lexi Pearl for her choreography and the extraordinary fight scenes. This is a charming and highly recommended production. When you attend a performance, be prepared to be enchanted, enthralled, and transformed, as if from a dream."

sweet - Annemarie Donkin - Messenger Mountain News - ...read full review


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"Directed by Ellen Geer, the daughter of the theater’s founder and namesake Will Geer, TWELFTH NIGHT or “What You Will”, is a great stage piece to experience Shakespeare for the first time, or for the first time in a long while. It may also be a good idea to “brush up your Shakespeare” in order to become familiar with the program presented as it may be a bit hard to follow. (After all, it is some 400+ years old!) But once one gets past of all the flowering dialogue spoken, one will witness high moving theater at its finest! And as ol’ Willie might say, the play’s the thing as you like it!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"The ideal introduction to the Los Angeles summer-theater treasure that is Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream once again proves the most magical of midsummer delights."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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"This year’s Dream bursts forth with fresh ideas in a confident, well-paced production, funny, full of life, and oh, so energetic! Credit must be given to professional aerialist, Lexi Pearl for her choreography and the extraordinary fight scenes. This is a charming and highly recommended production. When you attend a performance, be prepared to be enchanted, enthralled, and transformed, as if from a dream."

sweet - Annemarie Donkin - Messenger Mountain News - ...read full review


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"Directed by Ellen Geer, the daughter of the theater’s founder and namesake Will Geer, TWELFTH NIGHT or “What You Will”, is a great stage piece to experience Shakespeare for the first time, or for the first time in a long while. It may also be a good idea to “brush up your Shakespeare” in order to become familiar with the program presented as it may be a bit hard to follow. (After all, it is some 400+ years old!) But once one gets past of all the flowering dialogue spoken, one will witness high moving theater at its finest! And as ol’ Willie might say, the play’s the thing as you like it!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review