Friday, June 11, 2010

Candide at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle

Just saw it. It's an adaptation by Leonard Bernstein of Voltaire's novel.  Although entertaining and good for getting a few digs in at various established power structures the play was hampered by a very wooden script that left many scenes being vague and without real meaning within the context of the larger play. There was little flow to it and a lot of dead weight. The direction, while not bad, appeared to not mitigate the problems that the script brought to the table.

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