'Cyrano de Bergerac' presented in HD from Paris

Aug 15, 2019
Photo by: Christophe Raynaud de Lage A scene from "Cyrano de Bergerac."

ROCKLAND — "Cyrano de Bergerac" will be screened at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performance is a Comedie Francaise production, broadcast from Paris.

In the story, Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, and slapstick comedy are all called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire.

The play was written by Edmond Rostand, and originally premiered in 1897. This Comedie Francaise production was directed by Denis Podalydès; the cast is the Troupe and actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française. It is performed in French; the broadcast will show English subtitles.

Running time is 3 hours, 10 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $12.50/General Admission, $10.50/Strand Members. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

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