Cyrano de Bergerac

Written by:

Kate Hennig, Edmond Rostand

Cast Size:
14

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 7

Genre:

Adaptation
Drama

Themes:

History
Love
Mistaken Identity
Romance

Length:

165 min.

Year Written:

2019

Synopsis:

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling seventeenth-century swordsman who can do anything… except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too self-conscious about his unusually large nose. Roxane finds romance in words, and Cyrano is full of them, so when he sees the chance to ghostwrite love letters to her from an inarticulate, love-struck cadet, he takes it—but can he ever reveal himself? Could she ever love him for who he is? In turns funny, tender, and self-aware, this classic tale about the exquisite distress of loving from afar will find its way into the hearts of even the most sceptical.

From the acclaimed author of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial comes a new adaptation of one of the finest love stories ever told.

 

Characters:

CYRANO

ROXANE

CHRISTIAN

DE GUICHE

LA BRET

RAGUENEAU

THE COMPANION

and

In a theatre: LIGNIÈRE, THE UNFORTUNATE, BELLEROSE, SOUBRETTE, MONTFLEURY, PICKPOCKET, VALVERT, LADY, MISTRESS

In a bakery: LISE, THREE POETS, A MUSKETEER

Near a balcony: A FRIAR

On a battlefield: CARBON, FIVE CADETS

In a cloister: MOTHER MARGUERITE, SISTER MARTHE, SISTER CLAIRE

First Produced:

Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2019.

Resources:

Cyrano de Bergerac is available through the Canadian Play Outlet.

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