Saturday, November 18 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 19 - 3:00 pm
Lakeside Little Theatre, in affiliation with BROADWAY HD, presents an HD screening of the live production
CYRANO de Bergerac.
Edmond Rostand's play, written in 1897, is a fictionalization of the real Cyrano de Bergerac's life, following its broad outlines. It opened that same year, in Paris, with its first audience applauding for an hour after the curtain fell!
Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac (Kevin Kline) is in love with Roxane (Jennifer Garner), but he’s too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian (Daniel Sunjata), falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano’s help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian’s name, and Roxane doesn’t realize that it is Cyrano’s that words she falls for. She marries Christian, and Cyrano continues to keep the other man’s secret, even after tragedy strikes.
Written entirely in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, the play has been translated from the original French and performed many times, with Anthony Burgess's 1970 English translation and adaptation used for this production. Light-hearted in nature, this work is full of frivolous pomp and overblown dialogue – sweet but surprisingly potent. And it goes down so easily, you're drunk and misty-eyed before you know it.
Written by Edmond Rostand
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Translated and Adapted by Anthony Burgess
Starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes