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Theatricum – Quotes

“Theatricum Botanicum is idiosyncratic and unique, defined as much by its remote splendor as by the circumstances of its founding… [The cast] exuberantly navigated the sprawling, asymmetrical stage, built around a California live oak tree and into the scrub of a hillside, scurrying along dirt trails to make their exit stage lefts and enter stage rights.” — The New York Times

“There’s no other outdoor theater venue quite like Will Geer’s 299-seat Theatricum Botanicum. Marrying Topanga Canyon’s trademark kook with lush SoCal beauty, it’s the ideal spot for a shot of Shakespeare.” — Los Angeles Magazine

One of “The Best Outdoor Theaters Around the World” —  Daily Beast

“There is no place anywhere in SoCal as enchanted as Theatricum Botanicum… one of the most unique performance arts venues anywhere in the country..” — TicketHolders LA

“There may be no better place to see a summer show than under the stars at Topanga Canyon’s Theatricum Botanicum, on a stage constructed in the middle of ancient tall trees in a hillside clearing.” — Cultural Weekly

“Theatricum’s woodsy outdoor setting provides a perfect environment. It’s hard to imagine a backdrop better suited to Shakespeare.” — Daily News

“Theatricum Botanicum is one of the region’s outdoor theater treasures, nestled away from the clatter of civilization in the oak-covered hills of Topanga Canyon.” – Daily Breeze

“One of the 50 Coolest Places in Los Angeles” – Buzz magazine

“One of Southern California’s most beguiling theater experiences.” – Sunset magazine

“Grab your sweater and your sweetie and head out to a performance under the stars.” – Los Angeles Times

“The heavens continue their love of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum” – Los Angeles Times

“Best Theater in the Woods” – LA Weekly

The enchantment of a midsummer night at Theatricum Botanicum [makes it] crystal clear why audiences have been driving up into the hills halfway between the Pacific Ocean and Woodland Hills since Theatricum Botanicum’s maiden season way back in 1973. Summer Shakespeare doesn’t get any better than this.” — StageSceneLA

“It was hard to tell if the cricket sounds were real or piped in and I wasn’t sure if the leaves that littered the stage were props or falling from the canopy above. I do, however, stand confident that the monarch butterfly that glided by was definitely not electronic. The amphitheater feels like a Lilliputian Hollywood Bowl, with pre-show picnics and puffy seat cushions, yet we were close enough to see the stitching on the performers costumes. Grab a blanket and a bottle and head for the hills.” — Los Angeles magazine

“With its bucolic hillside location and its loyal, all-ages fan base, the Theatricum Botanicum is a place where magic happens every night of every production. Crowds, soldiers or apparitions can emerge from every nook, every tree of that magnificent Topanga Canyon glen. When a play calls for thunder and lightning, tempests or mayhem, designers make it happen. Throngs? Battles? Theatricum productions usually have them in abundant supply.”  — Broadway World