Venue Details

18 Star Starred
Spooky Action Theater
at Universalist National Memorial Church 1810 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
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"Optimism! or Voltaire's Candide"
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103 reviews
19 stars
attended May 04 2013

inventive, fast moving, well staged and acted.....and thought provoking. what's not to like? very close to the spirit of the original, innovative translations.

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“Spooky Action, while small, brings a grand scale of fun…(to this) thrilling, rambunctious new take on Voltaire…great cast excels at their vocal and physical conjuring spells!” — DC Theatre Scene
“Spooky Action Theater has created a rollicking, laugh-out-loud evening.” — Jessica Vaughan, DC Metro Theater Arts
Voltaire’s work has endured because its excesses continue to speak to our times, and the dazzingly alive Spooky Action Theater production found an exceedingly entertaining way to bring it to life." — Roger Catlin, Maryland Theater Guide
“A Candide adaptation twists the naïf.” — Chris Klimek, Washington City Paper
“Spirited cast performs a rhyming tale of love, death, misfortune, and good, though possibly misplaced, faith. — WAMU

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