George Bernard Shaw's Candida Under the Stars
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. Woodminster Amphitheater hosts an outdoor production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Cozy up under a blanket and watch ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "One day More," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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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.