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Cyrano de Bergerac

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from March 16-May 4
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from March 16-May 4
7 p.m.

In Edmond Rostand’s oft-imitated comedy Cyrano de Bergerac, the central figure is a soldier of accomplishment and daring, intellectually gifted and wise in the ways of the world. With such prodigious attributes, an exceptionally large nose shouldn’t seem so devastating, yet Cyrano’s insecurity renders him a nervous wreck before Roxane, the woman of his dreams. Believing himself unworthy of Roxane’s affections, Cyrano settles for romance by proxy, channeling his poetically devoted prose through Christian, a handsome but dull-witted fellow cadet. Infusing romantic longing with linguistic balladry, Cyrano de Bergerac remains revered for its rapturous command of language. As such, much focus will be placed on artistic director Joseph Haj, who is serving as the production’s adaptor and director. Haj is thoroughly versed in the work, having adapted the text in 2006 for an acclaimed production by North Carolina’s PlayMakers Repertory Company.