Cornerstone Theatre Company
Candude or The Optimistic Civil Servant
Project Area: CBD/Financial Core
Project: Play at Central Library
Project Location: 630 W. Fifth Street
Project Type: Cultural Trust Fund
Cornerstone Theater Company received a grant to support a musical theater performance. "Candude, or the Optimistic Civil Servant," of an interpretation of Voltaire's "Candide." Directed by Shishir Kurup, the performance took place in both the interior and exterior of the Central Library. Cornerstone Theater Company creates work alone as a professional ensemble and in collaboration with members of diverse communities in Los Angeles and nationwide. "Candude, or the Optimistic Civil Servant" involved actual civil servants from the community.