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  Twelfth Night at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

Twelfth Night

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga

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.

Thru - Sep 28, 2019

Price: $26-$42

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-455-3723

  Twelfth Night Reviews
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Broadway World - Recommended

"...William Shakespeare's rollicking and ever-popular comedy of mistaken identity, TWELFTH NIGHT, brings its magical combination of mischief, madness and romance into the outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum this summer where it plays in rep through September 28. Written in 1601 and first seen in the Inns of Court shortly after Christmas (hence, the title), the holiday was celebrated as a festival during which everything was made delightfully topsy-turvy, much like the world of the play's Illyria. Considered one of his finest comedies, it rivals his others in character development and plot sophistication."
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Shari Barrett

Showmag - Highly Recommended

"...All the performers coalesce to produce this feast of laughter and foolery; with Mohrhardt, in particular, bringing surprise carnival antics to enhance his performance and our delight. There is much to savor in this Twelfth Night. It might be fun to see both our Southland versions, to enjoy two variants on a theme of misplaced siblings and misguided loves."
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Leigh Kennicott

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...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."
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Paul Myrvold

Theater Times - Highly Recommended

"...All said one couldn't spend a finer two hours and change watching theatre outdoors anywhere else. Bring a picnic basket and maybe a bottle of wine and carve out some time to enjoy the environment before you see the play and it will make your summer evening out at the theatre complete."
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Christine Deitne

On Stage Blog - Recommended

"...In the end, Twelfth Night is magical story about deception, disguise, madness and romance. It's extra special seeing the show outdoors on a warm summer night."
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Jill Weinlein

The Fume of Sighs - Highly Recommended

"...At Theatricum, this enjoyable tale is adorned by the theater itself. Where else can you hear the words of Shakespeare embellished by a choir of frogs and the sporadic bark of a dog? Here's a place where you can wrap yourself in a blanket, having enjoyed a picnic in a most wonderful garden, and ready yourself for a magical evening of word and song."
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Dena Burroughs

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