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Trouble the Water (at Theaticum Botanicum)

World premiere of Trouble The Water
Inspired by the real-life story of Robert Smalls, who escaped slavery to become an American hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal and redemption. Freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff.

A prologue discussion with the cast will take place before the show at 7pm on 8/14. Pay What You Will ticket pricing is available (cash only at the door) on 7/16, 7/23, 8/5, 8/26, and 9/4.

Sat, Jul 09 – Sun, Oct 02
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at various times.
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$26 - General Seating
$15 - Senior, Student, Teacher Veteran, AEA
- with Discount Code 211
$10 - Child (5-15)
- with Discount Code 216

Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA  90290
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Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.


Sat, Jul 9th at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 16th at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 23rd at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 31st at 3:30 pm
Fri, Aug 5th at 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 14th at 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 20th at 7:30 pm
Fri, Aug 26th at 7:30 pm
Sun, Sep 4th at 3:30 pm
Sun, Sep 11th at 7:30 pm
Fri, Sep 16th at 7:30 pm
Sat, Sep 24th at 7:30 pm
Sun, Oct 2nd at 7:30 pm

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
2022 Repertory Season:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Trouble the Water

The West Side Waltz