Ever seen Molière performed in an oak grove? Or caught The Taming of the Shrew under a canopy of twinkling stars? You can, simply by making the drive out to Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon. The long-running professional theater is hidden away in the hillsides, with a wide, open stage, two-level playhouse and bleacher seating for the audience. This is leafy, starry, sweater-bringing territory, but the adjoining café serves warming cocoa and strong coffee if you need it. A short walk through the terraced hillsides and carefully curated gardens that surround the stage also should help to warm you up. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 90290. (310) 455-3723, theatricum.com. —Farley Elliott
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