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World Premiere translation by Mickle Maher
Based on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Conceived & Directed by Jim Lasko & Charles Newell
Co-produced with Redmoon Theater
Presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art

May 20, 2004 — Jun 27, 2004

“More than any other production this year, the Court Theatre/Redmoon Theater’s ‘Cyrano’ gives Chicago audiences a richly provocative interpretation of a classic, alive and challenging on many levels.” -Chicago Tribune

“…if you swing with it, this defiantly non-traditional ‘Cyrano’ … rewards you with poetic grace notes accomplishing a rare magic… Besides being the most interesting ‘Cyrano’ I’ve seen, this one is the only one to dig inside all that well-loved romanticism and locate some theatrical poetry to call its own.” -Chicago Tribune

Through masks and puppets, broad physical performance, and the startling beauty of the play’s lyrical language, Redmoon Theater and Court Theatre tell the romantic, heart-warming, and often funny story of the swordsman and poet, Cyrano de Bergerac. Cursed with a blossoming beak of a nose, Cyrano agrees to help his rival win the heart of the beautiful Roxane, whom Cyrano de Bergerac himself loves in silence. In the hands of the widely acclaimed collaborators, Cyrano comes to life in a wholly original way.

Photo of Allen Gilmore and Chaon Cross by Michael Brosilow.

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