Optimism! Or Voltaire's Candide
Recently a smash, sold-out hit in Washington, this new script hilariously goes where none has before: the complete "Candide" tale told in 30 scenes (like the book) with nine (or more) actors playing 70+ characters. The entire script is in rhymed-couplets ala the great Richard Wilbur. The play received raves and was Helen Hayes recommended, and archived by the WAPAVA due to its rare quality. A director's and designer's dream, the play follows a young man as he travels the world in the hope of discovering what makes life worth living.
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best of 2013!
Just received two
Helen Hayes Awards
"The best of all possible ‘Candide’ adaptations" The Washington Post
"Thrilling, rambunctious new take on Voltaire" DC Theatre Scene
"Extraordinary verve and nerve" Magic Time
"Like the best satire, I found myself both horrified and laughing uncontrollably" DC Metro Theatre Arts