"Candide" Set for April 15-17, 22-23
The Occidental College Theater Department will present the musical comedy “Candide” on April 15-17 and 22-23 and May 14 at Occidental’s Keck Theater.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. for performances on May 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23; and 2 p.m. April 24. The May 14 performance will start at 8 p.m.
General admission tickets are $20. Student admission is $15, and tickets are $15 for senior citizens and college faculty and staff. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, please call (323) 259-2922. Occidental College is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. For directions and a campus map, click here.
Based on Voltaire’s 1759 comic novel, the play is the story of good-natured but star-crossed Candide, who explores a world dominated by violence, greed, war, hatred and a series of catastrophic events seemingly unmitigated by goodness, truth, beauty or God. An 18th-century philosophic and comic genius, Voltaire tempers his merciless analysis of human cruelty – and the apparent emptiness of heaven – with extraordinary wit and good humor.
Director Alan Freeman, professor of theater at Occidental, will give a free pre-show talk at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17 in Keck Theater, Room 208.
Music direction is by David O, choreography is by Cara Salerno and scenery and lighting are by theater Professor Susan Gratch. Costumes are by Tom Slotten, adjunct instructor of theater.