Love is the word. The beautiful Lady Roxane is in love with the dashing cadet Christian de Neuvillette, and so enlists her cousin, the poet and soldier Cyrano de Bergerac to deliver her intended a love letter. Cyrano's an extraordinary man, blessed with a big heart, a big mind... but an even bigger nose. Alas, poor Christian can neither read nor write, and so begs Cyrano first to read Roxane's letter, and then to reply. Soon Cyrano is penning love letters for his friend of such amorous and intellectual brilliance they bewitch the unsuspecting Roxane. But Cyrano has another secret; his poetry's so effortlessly passionate because he's also madly in love with Roxane, though he fears his nose hopelessly disadvantages him.
Archive :: production:T01016737630, dance or ballet:S241529029, venue:V577
This hilarious and heartbreaking story of one man's truly self-sacrificing devotion, is set in 17th-century France. It has been made famous to modern audiences through stage and film interpretations.