Twelfth Night

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Reviews: 4

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Sun Jun 23, 8:00pm
Sun Jun 30, 8:00pm
Sat Jul 06, 4:00pm
Sat Jul 13, 4:00pm
Sun Jul 21, 4:00pm
Fri Aug 02, 8:00pm
Sun Aug 11, 4:00pm
Sun Aug 18, 4:00pm
Sat Aug 24, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 01, 8:00pm
Sat Sep 07, 4:00pm
Sun Sep 15, 4:00pm
Sat Sep 21, 4:00pm
Sat Sep 28, 8:00pm

Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents Shakespeare's rollicking comedy in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater. Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, and fearing that her brother Sebastian has drowned, Viola must disguise herself as a man. She falls in love with the neighboring Duke Orsino — who loves the Lady Olivia — who loves the disguised Viola. But false appearances are the norm on this Island of Misrule, where the fool is king, the court jester is a philosopher, and hijinks among the servants are wickedly delicious.

Original music by composer Marshall McDaniel lends the familiar words and songs a refreshing new sound, lifting Shakespeare’s elevated language to even greater heights.

Twelfth Night continues through Sept. 28. Tickets range from 10 – $42; children 4 and under are free. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. For a complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets, call 310-455-3723 or visit www.theatricum.com. Visit Theatricum on facebook: www.facebook.com/theatricum. Follow us on twitter: @theatricum and instagram: @theatricum_botanicum.

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Reviews

"What could ever be a more delightful way to open the Theatricum Botanicum’s summer repertory season than with an outstanding production of the Christmas-time revel, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, by William Shakespeare."

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


"Every time I visit the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, I feel as if I am on vacation. Set among ancient oak trees in the bucolic Topanga Canyon, this is by far the most picturesque outdoor amphitheater in Southern California. Recently I saw on the main stage the romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Set on the magical Isle of Ilyria, Director Ellen Geer adds her own personal spin and flair to this beloved Shakespeare comedy. Together with the help from composer Marshall McDaniel, they orchestrate and arrange Shakespeare’s words written in 1601, into lyrics elevating the language to a greater understanding for the audience."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


"The excellent direction of Ellen Geer gives the cast the liberty to play with fearless, unleashed heart and vigor... I love this show. I love its committed, enthusiastic energy. I laughed and laughed up to very end and even found room in my heart for Malvolio. And the outdoor setting in the crisp, evening air brought an emotional response that summoned up the memory of my Ashland days."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


"Music has a way to make great things even better, and in this case, also hilarious. This production makes the audience giggle throughout, and as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun!"

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


"What could ever be a more delightful way to open the Theatricum Botanicum’s summer repertory season than with an outstanding production of the Christmas-time revel, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, by William Shakespeare."

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


"Every time I visit the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, I feel as if I am on vacation. Set among ancient oak trees in the bucolic Topanga Canyon, this is by far the most picturesque outdoor amphitheater in Southern California. Recently I saw on the main stage the romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Set on the magical Isle of Ilyria, Director Ellen Geer adds her own personal spin and flair to this beloved Shakespeare comedy. Together with the help from composer Marshall McDaniel, they orchestrate and arrange Shakespeare’s words written in 1601, into lyrics elevating the language to a greater understanding for the audience."

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


"The excellent direction of Ellen Geer gives the cast the liberty to play with fearless, unleashed heart and vigor... I love this show. I love its committed, enthusiastic energy. I laughed and laughed up to very end and even found room in my heart for Malvolio. And the outdoor setting in the crisp, evening air brought an emotional response that summoned up the memory of my Ashland days."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


"Music has a way to make great things even better, and in this case, also hilarious. This production makes the audience giggle throughout, and as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun!"

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review