Candide or Optimism

by TJ Edwards

directed by Neal J. Freeman


Candide has been taught by his mentor, Dr. Pangloss, that everything in the world is for the best. The boy embraces this doctrine on a sprawling, world-wide journey. However, his lessons in the world are quite contrary to what he has been taught in the classroom. Voltaire’s masterpiece, adapted for the stage in rhymed couplets by playwright TJ Edwards (The Pearl Theatre Company), is an assault on society, religion, human nature, education, government and above all, optimism. Candide’s journey is here enacted by 11 actors playing over 75 roles in a madcap journey to discover just what it is that makes life worth living.


 6/3/2010 at 8:00pm
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 6/5/2010 at 8:00pm
 6/6/2010 at 3:00pm
 6/12/2010 at 2:00pm
 6/13/2010 at 7:00pm
 6/19/2010 at 2:00pm
 6/20/2010 at 7:00pm

Theatre/Venue Gallery Players of Park Slope 

199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  Brooklyn

Phone Number for Reservations 718-595-0547 x4 
Website for reservations  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 


Producing Organization: The Gallery Players  
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