On Stage – Candide. ep48, 531216.

On Stage – Candide. ep48, 531216.

Long ago in Germany, a baron and his family experience a romantic tale. Elliot is a humble man, Candide, and was happy and innocent. Cathy is a woman who is smitten with the new life of Springtime, marvelling at the birds and bees in the garden. Caught in a compromising position, Candide is tossed out by the baron, and is drafted into the Army. Not being cut out for battle, he fled, and travelled a round about road before learning about tragic news from back home. His doctor friend is a consumate optimist, although a rash of tragedy carries them from one ordeal to another, it is only for the best. It gets so bad that Candide and his friend find themselves on a gallows, but a natural disaster rescues Candide. Blessings arrive when he is reunited with his love. Will the happiness last, or will tragedies continue to befall them? Will things work out for the best, as the doctor likes to repeat?

A trip to South America finds our lovers at the brink of marriage, unless the Governor of the land decides to take Cathy as his own bride. To save his own life, Candide and a trusty man servant flee into the jungles. What will he find in the ancient land of the Inca’s? Will their plan to leave the jungle for their homeland in Venice work? Will Candide ever be reunited with his beloved? A lesson is to be learned about tragedy, blessings, and plain hard work.