Cyrano de Bergerac by Kate Hennig

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Cyrano de Bergerac by Kate Hennig

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From the acclaimed author of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial comes a new adaptation of one of the finest love stories ever told.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling seventeenth-century swordsman who can do anything… except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too self-conscious about his unusually large nose. Roxane finds romance in words, and Cyrano is full of them, so when he sees the chance to ghostwrite love letters to her from an inarticulate, love-struck cadet, he takes it—but can he ever reveal himself? Could she ever love him for who he is? In turns funny, tender, and self-aware, this classic tale about the exquisite distress of loving from afar will find its way into the hearts of even the most sceptical.

Produced at the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2019

Genre: Drama, Romance, Adaptation

Run time: 165 minutes

Male roles: 7

Female roles: 7