Our wonderful mothers?
To observe that they always have several things up in the air is to recognize that they are always busy, always on the go, and selflessly helping us in many ways.
However, it can be quite difficult to find a Mother’s Day outing that matches a mother’s impressive talent for keeping our lives up in the air.
So many special events take place near the ground, a table, or a picnic blanket, and while these offerings are often excellent, they don’t quite soar or reach for the clouds like our mothers so often do.
Aerial performers, these twirling, twisting, pirouetting pros, are often found in the air, working with long lengths of silk while defying gravity for a moment, or at least miraculously confusing it.
It’s the kind of sweet and soaring spectacle we’d love to present to moms everywhere on their special day in May as an al fresco gift, as a mood-boosting, sun-kissed treat.
And Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will deliver on that promise of joy, as the Topanga Canyon-based company has done so many times over the past several decades.
Because MOMentum Place will once again enchant outdoor theater and indulge families seeking a more ethereal and breezy expression of the holiday taking place on Sunday May 8th, 2022.
The spirited stage show is a long-standing Mother’s Day tradition in the wooded destination, which often hosts Shakespearean plays, music shows and classes for children.
The 2pm performance, which will take place in the venue’s “rustic open-air amphitheater,” will include aerial acrobats, dancers, jugglers and circus performers, as well as musicians conjuring soaring songs, the whimsical compositions that complement the action.
Before the afternoon extravaganza, there is brunch from 12:00pm to 1:30pm if your mother is one of those brunchers who love to dine in a wilder place, under and between very old and noble trees.
Brunch is a separate ticket, remember — it’s $30 per person — while the 2pm show is $35 upfront (for an adult) and $40 at the door. Students with ID can enjoy the fun for $15, while kids 12 and under enter the history-filled room for $10.
Bring to a boil?
This may often be the Mother’s Day recommendation, but this attitude is quite pastoral, so a casual ensemble is fine and even recommended (including comfortable shoes).
Do you arrive with a seat cushion? Also a smart move and probably one your mom would suggest when she learns the venue is an outdoor amphitheater.
It’s a sweet and offbeat way to shower your mom with something magical on Mother’s Day, a show lit by the sun, chilled by the breeze, and bursting with both joyous movement and effervescent emotion.