By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by David Staller
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, and continue through Sunday, April 10. The opening night performance is Saturday, March 26, at 8 PM. Performances are Wednesdays at 1 PM; Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
WHERE: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank
TICKETS: Single ticket prices start at $35. Available from www.trtc.org, over the phone from 732.345.1400, or at the Two River Theater Box Office, 21 Bridge Avenue. Discounts are available for groups, seniors, students and patrons aged 30 and under. This production is sponsored in part by Two River’s Education Partner, Monmouth University, and Rumson Fair Haven Bank and Trust.
Written by Shaw in 1895, Candida is a dynamic comedy of self-discovery that takes place over the course of a single day and promotes one of the great writer’s most passionate causes: the importance of individual thought. Emblematic of Shaw’s writing, and revolutionary for its time, women dominate the proceedings.
The Reverend James Morell (played by Steven Skybell) and his wife Candida (Sue Cremin) live a comfortable and unchallenging life—until Eugene Marchbanks (Will Bradley), a young poet, is taken into their home and announces that he is in love with Candida and means to take her away from what he sees as an unhappy marriage. At the end of the evening, Candida will make her own decisions about love and marriage—but everyone’s life will be changed.
Discussions and Events
Before Play: Before every performance of each subscription show at Two River Theater, an artistic staff member, artist or community leader hosts a free discussion to give context and background about the show. Audience members interested in attending the Before Play discussion should arrive at the theater 45 minutes prior to their scheduled performance.
Post-Play Conversations: The audience is invited to stay for a discussion with a member of the artistic staff and members of the cast after the following performances:
Wednesdays: March 30 at 8 PM and April 6 at 1 PM
Sundays: April 3 and April 10 at 3 PM
Accessibility: Two River Theater is fully wheelchair accessible and offers assisted-listening devices and large-print programs at every performance. To reserve wheelchair accessible seating or tickets for a performance listed below, patrons should call 732.345.1400.
An audio-described performance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 at 1 PM; tickets are $15 for patrons needing audio description.
An open-captioned performance is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 3 PM; tickets are $15 for patrons needing open captions.