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Stage on Screen:

Cyrano de Bergerac

Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Features James McAvoy (Glass, X-men, Split, Atomic Blonde, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement.)

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured live in 2020 from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.