The inspiration behind the hit film “Roxanne,” Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian. With a beating heart as big as its title character’s nose, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is one of the greatest love stories ever written.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization following the broad outlines of his life.
The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the classical alexandrine form, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. It is also meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene.
The play has been translated and performed many times, and is responsible for introducing the word "panache" into the English language. Cyrano (the character) is in fact famed for his panache, and he himself makes reference to "my panache" in the play. The two most famous English translations are those by Brian Hooker and Anthony Burgess.
You can see this production live at Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre on Friday, July 6. Wheelchair seating is available. 75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive with picnickers. Whether you take advantage of our convenient preshow dining options or just grab a glass of wine in the theater, food and drink make an evening at CSF complete. We look forward to seeing you there!
Apex 5510 Apartments, the premier apartments in Boulder, Colorado, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Friday, July 6, 2018—6:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
277 University Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80309