Theatricum Botanicum in CA Gets Busy, July 29

News   Theatricum Botanicum in CA Gets Busy, July 29 The summer is heating up at Theatricum Botanicum. The rep company, based in an outdoor ampitheatre in Topanga Canyon, has two openings and a special event coming up. On July 29, TB's production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town will be unveiled for a run through Oct. 21. It will be followed by The Strength of Women, a one-shot, fund-raising event on Aug. 19.

The summer is heating up at Theatricum Botanicum. The rep company, based in an outdoor ampitheatre in Topanga Canyon, has two openings and a special event coming up. On July 29, TB's production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town will be unveiled for a run through Oct. 21. It will be followed by The Strength of Women, a one-shot, fund-raising event on Aug. 19.

Such celebrity artists as Tyne Daly and Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") are scheduled to appear on the bill, along with Earnestine Phillips and a live band comprised of Aaron Angello, Melora Marshall, Tom Allard and Ellen Geer. Against a score of traditional and popular tunes, The Strength of Women celebrates the female poets, politicians and personalities who have led the fight for equality throughout the ages. Showtime is 4 PM with an intimate reception with the artists to follow.

On Labor Day Weekend, TB will reprise its annual production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The family-oriented show will run through Oct. 22, featuring three generations of the Geer family, ages 9 to 83. Theatricum Botanicum was founded by actor Will Geer nearly fifty years ago.

The theatre is located at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. For tickets and information call (310) 455-3723.

-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent