Inclusive Dates: December 21 1978 - April 1 1979
Materials retained in relation to the 1978 production of Candida. Incomplete in its scope, the collection contains a playbill, production stills, news clippings, and xerox copies of news clippings from a variety of NY newspapers.
Candida, George Bernard Shaw's 1894 comedy about a woman who must choose between a sensible and a dynamic suitor, ultimately exposing Victorian ideas of love and marriage, was produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and staged at its Stage Two location at 307 W. 26th Street in New York City.
The production ran for 115 performances, with evening performances at 8PM and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2PM. Ticket prices were $8.95 weekdays; $9.95 Friday and weekend.
Early press releases indicated that actress Joan Copeland would star as Candida, but Mary Denham ultimately assumed the role. Critics favored the look of the play - citing scenic and costume success - over the impact of the cast in playing this Shaw classic.
Collection lacks production/costume bibles or basic information about the artistry or management of the production. Materials gathered by former press agent Susan Bloch and used for marketing/promotion only.
Access Restrictions: Open and available for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: Candida 1978, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Media, Paper documents