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Join us for a one night only, FREE staged reading of Custom Made Artistic Director Brian Katz's modernization of "Candide" as we ready the show for a 2014 NYC production.
"Candide, of California (or, Optimism)" is a freely adapted, modernized joy ride through Voltaire’s comic novella. Beginning in the best of all possible states, seven actors portray dozens of character traveling all across this best of all possible worlds. There they will find war, starvation, persecution, and other normal human activities, but this is surely all God’s will, and also for the best!

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Adapted and directed by Brian Katz.

With: Leah Abrams, Luke Anthony, Yvonne Almeria Campbell, Jesse Manocherian, Katherine McDowell, Corinne Proctor, and Brett Singer
Be a part of the play development process. Join us for a reading and talk-back with the playwright.

Join our young Optimist and his companions as they try to make sense of it all in this fast-paced, physical adaptation that shows Voltaire’s Candide is anything but an ancient dusty text, but rather a hilarious, thoughtful and deeply relevant story for our time.

Custom Made and are giddy at the opportunity to bring Custom Made Artistic Director, Brian Katz's "Candide" adaptation from its origins at the SF Fringe, a short workshop run at Custom Made. and now all the way across the country, in true Candide fashion, to NYC.


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Earlier Event: October 13
Brownstone Dreams Book Launch
Later Event: October 15
Jazz: Charles Tolliver 8pm & 10pm