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Shaw’s Candida Opens at Malibu Stage: San Diego’s Old Globe associate director makes Malibu debut

Following its world premiere of Oren Safdie’s The Last Word…, the Malibu Stage Company will open its production of George Bernard Shaw’s comedy, “Candida,” with previews on Thursday and Friday, August 11 and 12.

Directed by Brendon Fox, former associate director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Shaw’s timeless classic challenges conventional wisdom about relationships between the sexes. Fox, who is making his Malibu debut, is currently the interim associate artistic director at LA Theatre Works where he recently directed a new adaptation of “Antigone” and the Olivier Award-winning play “Blue/Orange.”

During his run at the Old Globe, Fox directed seven plays for the main stage including “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Countess.” He has previously directed several of Shaw’s plays including, “Arms And The Man” at The Shakespeare Theatre, “Heartbreak House,” at Shaw in Chicago, and “Don Juan In Hell” at the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre.

Malibu Stage’s production of “Candida” features actors Melinda Page Hamilton (The Royal Family at the Ahmanson Theater), Jeff Woodman (San Francisco Theatre Critic’s Circle Award Winner), Michael Winters (“Kentucky Cycle” at the Mark Taper Forum), Aaron Misakian, Bree Elrod (Craig Noel Award from the San Diego Critics Circle) and Zeb Newman.

“Candida” will run from August 13 to September 4. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Malibu Stage Co., 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Heathercliff Road.Tickets are $20 – $25. (Previews August 11th & 12th) Contact: (310) 589-1998 or visit www.malibustagecompany.org.

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