Candida extends run by one week

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has extended its revival of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, with performances now scheduled to run through to 25 Apr 2010 at the Irish Repertory Theatre.

Candida, opened at the Irish Repertory Theatre on 7 Mar 2010, following previews from 24 Feb and was originally scheduled to close on 18 Apr 2010.

Candida: Tells the story of Reverend James Morell and how his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet, Marchbanks. Both men adore her, in quite different ways and for quite different reasons, and she is attracted to them for their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes Candida has a choice. Morell is devastated by the idea of losing her. They both forget she is her own woman.

Tony and Oscar Award-winner Tony Walton, who helmed the Irish Repertory's productions of Shaw's 'The Devil's Disciple' and 'Major Barbara,' directs.

Melissa Errico stars in the title role, while Brian Murray portrays Candida's father, 'Mr. Burgess.' The cast also includes Xanthe Elbrick as the clergyman's secretary 'Prossy'; Josh Grisetti as the Reverend's curate 'Lexy'; Ciaran O'Reilly as 'Reverend James Morell'; and Sam Underwood as 'Eugene Marchbanks,' the romantic suitor of Candida.

The creative team is comprised of Tony Walton (sets and costumes), Richard Pilbrow (lights) and Zach Williamson and Jana Hoglund (sound).

Sam Underwood (as Eugene Marchbanks) and Melissa Errico (as Candida) More production photographs

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