CANDIDE – written by Voltaire, Script by Scott Hunter, Directed by Theatre and Dance Program faculty member Ethan Sinnott
The story of Voltaire's Candide, as adapted in two hilarious hours, is about Candide, a very naive young man, who is led through a series of outlandish, side-splitting misadventures that span nine countries in order to be reunited with his childhood love. Throughout 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.
Performances are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm; and November 11, 12, and 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [Metro – RED line – NoMa-Gallaudet]. Free, on-campus parking is available.
Six (6) performances will have spoken English accompaniment.
Three (3) performances will be ASL ONLY: Saturday November 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm; Thursday November 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm; and Friday November 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm.
This production runs approximately two and a half (2.5) hours including one (1) intermission.
Appropriate for patrons 14 years old and up (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Seating is limited to 96 seats per show. There will be one (1) late seating break 15 minutes after the show starts.
Adults (including Gallaudet faculty/staff/alumni and senior citizens) - $15 online (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the fall 2017 semester unit fee), and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the fall 2017 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time - $10 online (with a credit card - use the Non-Gallaudet Student category), $15 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the fall 2017 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. The Box Office Window (cash or a local check) will be open one (1) hour before the start of each performance.
This online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or a local check.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket). Please arrive early to facilitate parking and to select your seat.