Source Code: Candide

By Danielle Dresden

Directed by Carolyne Haycraft

Roll over, Voltaire. Source Code: Candide, a satirical play for today, offers a new take on the book you don't remember reading in school. Where a foolish optimism, proclaiming "this was the best of all possible worlds," was the focus of Voltaireís comic novel, this new play tackles fundamentalists of all stripes. Audiences enjoy a wild ride through the carnival of contemporary "isms" as they follow Candide from his innocent beginnings through hilarious and hair-raising adventures in Afghanistan, Florida, Iraq, Las Vegas and a vegetarian coffeehouse in Minnesota.

The production features an original score by Diane Monroe, sets and visuals by Michael Duffy, costumes by Donna Breslin and light and sound design by Scott Leisman. The cast includes Donna Peckett, who acts and tap dances, Nelson Eisman, Sam White and Dresden.

Produced by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at Overture Center for the Arts - Wisconsin Studio

Performances: April 14 - 17, 2005,

April 14 - 7:30 pm, April 15 -8:00 pm, April 16 -2:00 pm & 8 pm, April 17-2 pm

Ticket Prices $16 April 14-16; $35 April 17 Gala

Call Overture Center Box Office at 608-258-4141 for reservations. For more information, contact TAPIT/new works at 608-244-2938 or e-mail: