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Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
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94 reviews
34 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

I loved Candida! It was well acted, extremely funny, accessible, and had great characters and really great lines.

I also loved the fact that it was only two hours long. There were three sets of approximately 25 or 30 minutes, and 2 short...continued

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17 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

Well acted directed and staged but even for Shaw the play was a bit thin.

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31 reviews
47 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

Great acting, nice interpretation, unique venue

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_Candida _is Shaw’s brilliant, witty, and trenchant comedy about a morally superior clergyman in turn-of-the-20th-century London, his enigmatically charismatic wife, and the wildly romantic young poet who puts the very foundation of their marriage to the ultimate test.

Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, in a return to the works of Shaw following his critically-acclaimed production of Man and Superman in 2007, will direct.

“_Candida _is endlessly fascinating to me as I continue to discover the complex nuances of each character, and of the play’s highly charged circumstances,” says Moscone. “Underneath the veneer of Shavian humor and wit is a piercingly painted portrait of the sometimes savage undercurrents running through the veins of the seeming complacency of married life.”

The cast of _Candida includes Cal Shakes Associate Artist Julie Eccles (_The Pastures of Heaven, An Ideal Husband_) in the title role and A.C.T. core acting company member Anthony Fusco (_Clybourne Park, Prospero in Cal Shakes’ _The Tempest _(2006)) as Reverend James Morrell. Others in the cast include Nick Gabriel (A.C.T. core company member; Michael Tolliver in the workshop production of Tales of the City_) as Eugene Marchbanks; Alexandra Henrikson (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson _at Williamstown Theatre Festival, _Hell House _at St. Ann’s Warehouse) as Miss Proserpine Garnett; Jarion Monroe (Cal Shakes’ _The Tempest _and _Macbeth ; twenty seasons at Berkeley Rep) as Mr. Burgess, and Nicholas Pelczar (_Titus Andronicus, Macbeth) as Reverend Lexy Mill.

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