Jo Roets, playwright
37 pgs. 2 male, 1 female
Originally produced by by Blauw Vier, Belgium, in 1996
Run Time: 70 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Cyrano de Bergerac is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a “magnificent Mount Everest of a nose” blocks his path to true love. From Parisian balconies to bloody battlefields, tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano’s words to woo beautiful Roxane—but is she falling for Christian’s looks or Cyrano’s soul? A cast of three actors triangulates this classic into a lightning-paced romance of duels, panache, sacrifice—and an enormous schnoz.
“Small cast, big nose and a major triumph.” -The Evening News, UK
“The pardox is that this simplified version of a great story draws its strength from a central performance that simplifies nothing at all, but allows children in the audiences to glimpse the full tragic-comic complexity of the character and to come to love it just the same.” -The Scotsman, UK
Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.
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