EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Joanna Miller PRODUCERS Anonymous Yong Bai Andrea London Rick Wright and Tamara Santos S A N T A C R U Z S H A K E S P E A R E P R E S E N T S Before the Play Begins... Voltaire’s Candide appeared as disillusionment with philosophical Optimism grew in France during the eighteenth century. As we go to press, rehearsals of our adaptation have not yet begun. But it will be the best of all possible adaptations, for the best of all possible productions, in the best of all possible countries, during the best of all possible times. It cannot be otherwise. AUGUST 28, 29, 30 ADAPTED BY THE INTERN COMPANY directed by KATE JOPSON THE FRINGE VOLTAIRE’S CANDIDE