Candida




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CANDIDA

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Jonathan Moscone
August 10-September 4

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Who will housewife Candida choose—her middle-aged clergyman husband or the young poet hoping to whisk her away from the life he deems beneath her? As always with Shaw, neither the answers nor the questions are clearly cut. On the heels of directing critically-acclaimed productions of Clybourne Park at A.C.T. and the world premiere of Ghost Light in Ashland, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone returns to tangle with Shaw for the first time since 2007’s smash-hit Man and Superman, pulling new human truths from the brilliance of this modern master.

RUN TIME: Two hours (including two 10-minute intermissions)


JONATHAN MOSCONE, DIRECTOR (PICtURED ABOVE WITH ACTRESS JULIE ECCLES, WHO PLAYS THE TITLE ROLE):

“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. Underneath the veneer of Shavian wit is a richly-detailed portrait of the sometimes savage undercurrents running through the veins of a seemingly ideal marriage.”


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Listen to a podcast of an illuminating pre-performance Candida Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly.
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Candida
set build time-lapse video


The end of the tear-down of the set for The Verona Project, and the entire load-in of the Candida set, with bonus lighting focus call—all over the course of four days. Photos and time-lapse video by Jamie Buschbaum; music by Will McCandless.




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Top to bottom: Anthony Fusco, Julie Eccles,
and Nick Gabriel in Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Costume sketches by Anna Oliver

Set model and photos by Annie Smart

 

Cast & Creative Team

Creative Team
Jonathan Moscone Director
Annie Smart Set Designer
Anna Oliver Costume Designer
York Kennedy Lighting Designer
Will McCandless Sound Designer
Lynne Soffer* Dialect Coach
Laxmi Kumaran* Stage Manager
Megan Q. Sada, Karen Szpaller* Assistant Stage Managers
Lauren Klingman Assistant Director
Krista Smith Assistant Lighting Designer
Christina Larson Production Assistant

CAST
(In Alphabetical Order)
Julie Eccles* Candida
Anthony Fusco* Reverend James Morell
Nick Gabriel* Eugene Marchbanks
Alexandra Henrikson* Miss Proserpine Garnett
Jarion Monroe* Mr. Burgess
Liam Vincent* Reverend Lexy Mill

*Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association.