Fundraiser Stars Wendie Malick, Dan Lauria in The Guys

Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria. Photo courtesy Theatricum Botanicum

On Saturday, May 18, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will present a one-time performance of The Guys, by Anne Nelson, starring Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria, in a tribute to our own first responders and brave Woolsey firefighters.

The Guys is about the aftermath of the September 11 attacks where Joan (Malick, This Is Us, Just Shoot Me, Hot In Cleveland ), a writer, helps Nick (Lauria, This Is Us, The Wonder Years), an FDNY captain who lost most of his men that day, prepare their eulogies. In the process they discover friendship and a shared love for the spirit of New York City.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes pre-show drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Theatricum gardens, as well as a silent auction with exclusive getaways, gifts, and experiences. The performance will take place on the main stage of Theatricum’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Topanga.

General Admission is $175; VIP: $250 (includes reserved parking, reserved seating, and a post-performance “meet & greet” with the actors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit first responders.

Attention Topanga residents: Theatricum is offering $75 tickets to the performance of The Guys on May 18, at 7:30 p.m., for Topanga residents when they use the code LOVETOPANGA online at; or call the box office at (310) 455-3723 and bring ID showing a 90290 zip code. This discounted price is for the show only and does not include admission to the pre-show reception or post-show meet and greet.


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA. 90290. For information: (310) 455-3723;

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Theatricum’s artistic and educational programming serves over 28,000 people every year, honoring founder Will Geer’s legacy to the arts and the next generation.


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