A story of of unrequited love, passion and ultimately tragedy,
Bottle Tree Productions presents Cyrano by Jo Roets at the Baby Grand Theatre at 218 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario. Nov 26, 27, 28, 29 (Wed through Sat) at 7:30 pm with a Saturday matinee Nov 29th at 3 pm.
|Justin Robertson, Hannah Smith, Martin Fobert|
Directed by Aimie Bello and starring Martin Fobert, Justin Robertson and Hannah Smith
Taken from the classic 1897 French play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, Belgian playwright Jo Roets’ creates a slimmed down version of the classic tale, with only three actors playing all the parts in this charming adaptation. The play is based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.
The story; Cyrano loves the beautiful Roxanne. He is a gifted man of substance who possesses great virtue and talent. He has everything going for him but for a huge physical flaw, a very large nose. Because of this, he fears revealing his love to her because he doesn't think she could ever get past his looks to love him. He also knows she loves the handsome Christian. Cyrano befriends Christian, who similarly feels inadequate. While Christian’s defining features are his good looks, he too has a big flaw. He lacks intelligence. He is totally unable to verbalize his thoughts and feelings to Roxanne. He asks the literate Cyrano to write love letters to her for him. Cyrano agrees and so the story unfolds.
An entertaining feature of “Cyrano” is the use of unique sound effects onstage-delivered in original and delightful ways by each of the characters as the scenes require.
A wonderful retelling of the Beauty and the Beast myth.
The Baby Grand Theatre is located upstairs in The Grand Theatre building.