George Bernard Shaw's Candida began previews October 5 at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row. The Gingold Theatrical Group's Sondheim-inspired production will open in Theatre Two October 25, and has a limited run through November 19. Get a first look at the production below.
The play follows Reverend James Morell and his wife Candida, who live a comfortable life until everything is thrown into question by new housemate and young poet, Marchbanks. In a time of global turmoil, six characters gather to reconsider how they define themselves and how they will move forward into their futures.
Starring in the cast are R.J. Foster (Fat Ham) as Morell, Peter Romano (First Down) as Lexy, David Ryan Smith (Epiphany) as Burgess, Avanthika Srinivasan (Queen) as Candida, Avery Whitted (Against the Hillside) as Marchbanks, and Amber Reauchean Williams (Behind the Sheet) as Prossy.
Alton Alburo (to the yellow house), Fernando Lamberty (Law & Order: Organized Crime), and Matenin Sangare (School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play) serve as understudies.
Director David Staller helms the creative team which features scenic designer Lindsay Genevieve Fuori, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, sound designer Michael Costagliola, and costume designer Dustin Cross. Props will be by Sean Sanford, and hair design by The Wig Associates. Caroline Ragland will serve as production stage manager, with Julie Gottfried as assistant stage manager. Casting is by TBD Casting Company's Stephanie Yankwitt.
For tickets and more information, visit BFANY.org.