3hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Theatricum's summer season at its spectacular outdoor venue in the heart of Topanga kicks off with William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Also on the mainstage: Theatricum's signature production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (opening June 4); Sir Peter Hall's adaption of George Orwell's Animal Farm, with music by Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Adrian Mitchell (opening June 17); Other Desert Cities, the Pulitzer Prize finalist by Jon Robin Baitz about unruly family politics (opening July 8); and Trouble in Mind by pioneering African-American playwright, author, and actor Alice Childress (opening July 29). Theatricum performs each of the plays in repertory through October 1 using a single company of actors — making it possible to see all five plays in a single summer weekend. Come early and picnic before a performance.