By Jo Roets, adapted from Edmond Rostand's classic love story
The Mitby Theater, located at Madison Area Technical College, is pleased to welcome The Milwaukee Repertory Theater to Madison Tuesday October 26, 7:30 pm for their first regional tour in over 20 years. They have chosen Belgian playwright Jo Roets brilliant adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic love story, Cyrano de Bergerac. A celebration of theatrical creativity and storytelling, Cyrano reinvents the French
classic, using only three actors and loads of imagination and panache. Cyrano De Bergerac has captivated audiences with his wit, poetry, chivalry and a large proboscis since his first appearance on stage more than a century ago. When two soldiers fall for the same woman, all three engage in a complicated triangle of feelings that seems impossible to untangle. Roxane chooses the handsome yet dull Christian over the poetic
yet nasally well-endowed Cyrano. Cyrano is forced to remain silent in his love, but finds an outlet when Christian seeks his help writing letters home to Roxane. The deception continues until Christian, realizing Cyrano's true feelings, take matters into his own hands.
The epic 3-hour play has been pared down to 90 minutes without losing the style and energy of the original. Mr. Roets is masterful at reducing classical stories to their essence in a playful way. His appealing version of Cyrano De Bergerac was internationally praised, and has also ventured into the successful staging of adaptations of Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and King Lear.
CYRANO made its debut September 12, 2004 in Milwaukee's Stiemke Theater to stellar reviews. We are pleased to welcome the Milwaukee Rep to the Mitby Theater for this outstanding performance of a great literary work.
Produced by The Milwaukee Repertory Theater at the Mitby Theater
Performances: Tuesday October 26, 2004, at 7:30
Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased by calling the Mitby Theater Box Office at (608) 243-4000 Monday through Friday, 10:30 am ~ 4:30 pm.