November 25, 2013
Candida, one of Shaw’s most popular of romantic comedies, sweeps us through one tumultuous day. An impassioned young poet, Marchbanks, has become a fixture in the home of the foreword thinking Reverend, James Morell, and his brilliant wife, Candia. By the end of that day, the poet has forced a life-changing decision from Candida on which man she chooses to spend the rest of her life with. Along the way, Shaw exhibits his dazzling insights and wicked wit.
Scene: The Sitting-room, St. Dominic’s Vicarage, Victoria Park, London, E., on an October day.
ACT I: Morning.
ACT II: Afternoon.
ACT III: Evening.
TIME: The present (1895).
Written during 1894 and 1895 by George Bernard Shaw.
Rev. James Mavor Morell … Mr. Douglas Sills
Proserpine (“Prossy”) Garnett … Ms. Alison Cimmet
Rev. Alexander (“Lexy”) Mill … Mr. Jordan Coughtry
Eugene Marchbanks … Mr. Brandon J. Vukovic
Mr. Burgess … Mr. Bill Kux
Candida … Ms. Judy Kuhn
Narrator … Mr. Patrick Pacheco