The Reverend Morrell, an energetic Socialist, is a man after Shaw’s own closely guarded heart. He and his strong-willed and beautiful wife, Candida, are happily married – or at least they think they are – until Eugene Marchbanks, an idealistic and passionate young poet, enters the scene and turns their world upside-down. This inventive musical, which was presented at Lincoln Center, explores the fires burning beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary marriage.
"REMARKABLE! EXQUISITE! That rarity of rarities, an adaptation of a major play that improves decisively on its source material! It takes one of Shaw’s plays and transfuses it with the hot blood of pure lyricism! If you believe that a musical can be as smart, poignant and provocative as a first-rate play, then A MINISTER’S WIFE will thrill you to the marrow! I long to see it again and again!"
– Terry Teachout, WALL STREET JOURNAL
Performances Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm & Sun at 2pm and 7pm
Based on the play CANDIDA by George Bernard Shaw
Music by Joshua Schmidt
Lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen
Book by Austin Pendleton
Conceived by Michael Halberstam
Directed by Joseph Adler
Music Direction by Eric Alsford
Jim Ballard Laura Hodos
Leah Sessa Shane Tanner
Due to Passover:
NO SHOW on FRI, APRIL 22
ADDED SHOW on SAT, APRIL 23 at 2pm
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Use code: ARTS for a special discount on Thurs, Fri & Sun nights.
A MINISTER’S WIFE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Suite 230
Coral Gables,FL 33134
Box Office: 305-445-1119