The Drama and Debating Society of Visakha Vidyalaya presents –
CANDIDE by Scott Hunter and Voltaire
Directed by Chalana Wijesuriya
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Inc.
The story of Voltaire's Candide, adapted as a hilarious comedy. Candide, the unlucky innocent, is lead through a series of outlandish, side-splitting misadventures that span nine countries, in order to be reunited with his childhood love together with his servant Cacambo. Along his journey he encounters shipwrecks and pirates, war, passion, riches beyond the comprehension of mortal man, death by fire, hanging and impalement, Inquisitions, earthquakes, volcanoes, revolution, slave traders, brothels, and sheep - lots of sheep. Throughout his Job-like escapades, he is forced to question his optimistic outlook: is life a cruel or kind expedition? In the end, optimism and good prevail. Candide discovers that the best of all possible worlds is a simple life along-side his true love Cunegonde.
Come and witness the talent on stage as a cast of 50 seniors and juniors keep you entertained as they give you the answer to the meaning of life.
Tickets are priced at 500, 800, 1000 and 1500 and are available at the Lionel Wendt Theatre and at Visakha Vidyalaya.