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Date Of Birth:
August 08, 1908
Date Of Death:
July 25, 2005 (96)
Birth Place:
Mountain Home, ID, USA
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Date of Birth: August 08, 1908
Date of Death: July 25, 2005 (96)

Birth Place: Mountain Home, ID, USA
Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2019 Summer Season Outdoors in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2019 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Spring has sprung, andWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is thrilled to announce its annual summer line-up of theater, music and performance in its unique and stunning outdoor setting in Topanga. The Summer 2019 Season will include six plays opening in rapid succession and performed in repertory throughout the summer, along with a host of satellite events. (more...)

Theatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITITheatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the first-ever revival of a historical melodrama about the Haitian revolution that graced the stage at New York's Lafayette Theatre in Harlem in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project. Haiti by William DuBois will join Theatricum's summer repertory season beginning July 28. Performances will continue at Theatricum's beautiful outdoor venue in Topanga through Sept. 29. (more...)

Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDENSusan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

 A mystery of hidden pasts, lost loves and false identities in a world where living things cannot grow. Members of the Geer family star in a revival ofThe Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, a unique comedy that blends witty humor with insightful truths. Susan Angelo directs Bagnold's captivating psychological chamber piece for a June 30 opening at Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater in Topanga. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum BotanicumArthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

A parable of mass hysteria that draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and McCarthyism, which gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible by Arthur Miller remains eerily timely in today's climate of fake news. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, its own history firmly rooted in the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist - when actor Will Geer and his wife, Herta Ware, created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors - opens a new production of Miller's modern classic onJune 30. Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer, Will's daughter, is at the helm, with family members Thad Geer,Willow Geer and Melora Marshall featured in the cast. (more...)

Theatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSTheatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

William Shakespeare'sCoriolanus, a tragedy based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 2. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is back with an exciting summer line-up of socially conscious theater, music and performance. The Summer 2018 Season, including five plays set to open in rapid succession and perform in repertory throughout the summer together with a host of satellite events, will open June 2 and continue through mid-October in the company's breathtakingly beautiful outdoor Topanga setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Kicks Off Theatricum Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare's death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricum's unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Hosts A WALTONS WEEKEND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum will host a gathering of cast members from the long-running TV series The Waltons - in which Theatricum founder Will Geer starred as Grandpa Walton from 1972 until his death in 1978 - for a three-day weekend of tribute and reminiscence this weekend, August 7-9. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Host A WALTONS WEEKEND, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum will host a gathering of cast members from the long-running TV series The Waltons - in which Theatricum founder Will Geer starred as Grandpa Walton from 1972 until his death in 1978 - for a three-day weekend of tribute and reminiscence August 7-9. All proceeds from A Waltons Weekend will benefit Theatricum, a critically acclaimed Topanga-based non-profit organization that is renowned for its summer seasons of outdoor theater and music as well as for its educational programming. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday With All-Shakespeare Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with an All-Shakespeare Season under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday With All-Shakespeare Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with an All-Shakespeare Season under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a lively summer season of theater, music and performance under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, 6/30-9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Theatricum Botanicum will present Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie beginning June 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga Canyon, and continue through the end of September. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, 6/30-9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

Theatricum Botanicum will present Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie beginning June 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga Canyon, and continue through the end of September. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, 6/30-9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Theatricum Botanicum will present Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie beginning June 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga Canyon, and continue through the end of September. (more...)

Mountain Mermaid Hosts Benefit for Theatricum Botanicum, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is best known for al fresco performances of Shakespeare and the classics under the summer sky. But this fall, the stars will come out for Theatricum in November - that is, the Hollywood stars. A Sunday afternoon benefit for the theater company, one of Los Angeles' oldest and most respected, is set to take place on November 20 @ 3:30 pm at Topanga's historic Mountain Mermaid. (more...)

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