June 25 – October 1, 2022
Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ernest deconstructed his script for The West Side Waltz. In the world premiere of Ernest’s newly revised, heart-filled story set during the tumultuous ’80s, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s artistic director Ellen Geer; her sister, Melora Marshall; and daughter Willow Geer take on the roles of an aging concert pianist, her violin-playing spinster neighbor, and a would-be actress on New York’s Upper West Side.
Directed by Mary Jo Du Prey, this production will run in repertory.
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Theatricum Botanicum is a natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts that has been delighting visitors for nearly five decades. Lovers of Shakespeare, socially relevant plays, botany, California history, music, and arts education alike find community in this truly special place. Theatricum is a unique space where the beauty and trials of humanity are thrown into striking relief against the incredible back drop of Topanga Canyon’s lush and rustic natural surroundings.
1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Topanga, California 90290
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