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  Candida at The Complex


The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood

In this comedy classic (George Bernard Shaw’s personal favorite) Shaw tells the story of Candida, a vivacious woman faced with a choice between the two men in her life. Candida is married to the popular pastor with Socialist leanings, Reverend James Morell. When the young poet Eugene Marchbanks enters their home an ardent romantic triangle unfolds exposing questions of love, loyalty, and what constitutes a conventional marriage. A delicious blend of passion, politics, laughter and wit are explored in this spirited romantic comedy.

Thru - Mar 11, 2012

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $20

Show Type: Comedy

Running Time: 100 minutes

  Candida Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Unfortunately, director Andrea Gwynnel Morgan pushes production toward broad comedy, blunting Shaw’s sharper insights. Lewis and Leland have the requisite Shavian chops, but any nuance they might bring feels quashed by the show’s forced tone. Uribes’ truth-telling, socially phobic nerd appears drawn from the catalog of Johnny Depp’s more mannered performances. Everyone seems to be playing to a much larger house than the Flight’s intimate space."
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Charlotte Stoudt

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Uribes’ Marchbanks is accurately but broadly played, and the supporting cast is excellent on Aaron Morgan’s handsome, lovingly detailed Victorian set."
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Neal Weaver

Backstage - Recommended

"...Director Andrea Gwynnel Morgan’s astutely cast and reasonably polished production captures the charm and wit of this venerable classic."
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Les Spindle - Not Recommended

"...This difficult play has not been granted any favors by an inadequate production at the upstairs Flight Theatre in Hollywood."
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Dale Reynolds - Recommended

"...Happily, such is the case with the Chrysalis Stage production of George Bernard Shaw’s 1897 Candida, a comedy of manners that is as entertaining today as it surely was more than 100 years ago. It’s brightly performed by an ensemble that knows how to bring out the humor in the piece."
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Kurt Gardner

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