October to May 2008-2009


18 October 2008 — CANDIDE DOES AMERICA
By Donald C. Drake
Directed by Barbara Waldinger

The Cast...
Marc
Geller
Jan M.
Grice
Richard
Herron
Lian-Marie
Holmes
Andrea
McCullough
Adam
Raynen

The play is a modern-day sequel to the original Voltaire classic. In this wonderful comedy, Candide travels throughout the United States, Iraq and Antarctica, discovering whether or not it is true, as his mentor Pangloss taught, that this is the best of all possible countries.

DONALD C. DRAKE returns this year with the opening production of the season, Candide does America. In the 2007-08 season Donald was the winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwrighting Contest with his play, Proper Protocol. His plays have been produced and showcased at the Brick, Hedge-row, Walnut Street and Wilma theaters in Pennsylvania, Love Creek Productions and Lark Theatre Company in New York City, Playwright's Center in Palm Springs, Ca. and Plays in Progress in California. He has had staged readings throughout the country and is a winner of several national playwriting competitions, including the O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference. He is a former reporter and narrative editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he used playwriting techniques to tell news stories. He is a member of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and the Dramatists Guild of America..
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This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
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