The Sonoma State University Theatre Arts and Dance Department presents Candide, with music composed by Leonard Bernstein and directed by Lynne Morrow and Doyle Ott.
Candide is in love with Cunegonde, daughter of the house in Westphalia where he has been brought up. Dr. Pangloss, their tutor, teaches them that everything in this world is for the best, part of God's universal plan. Candide is then subjected to a knockabout series of disasters to test this theory. Is the world essentially good or essentially bad, and how will Candide find out?