The Troupe of Princeton University's Department of French and Italian, L'Avant-Scène, the French Theater Workshop, will perform a shorter version of "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1897) by Edmond Rostand directed by Florent Masse in the Chancellor Green Rotunda of East Pyne on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 8 pm.
This will be the second play of L'Avant-Scène this 2022-2023 season. Cyrano fights with poetry and panache, one against all, and commands the admiration of his cousin Roxane, with whom he is in love. But she loves Christian, an object of youth and beauty. Cyrano, on the other hand, is ugly as a result of his enormous nose. Destiny places the two men in the same regiment, and, against all expectations, they become friends. Christian confesses his humiliation at not being able to seduce Roxane as a result of his lack of eloquence and charm. Cyrano decides to coach Christian, writing letters for him and providing him with the words necessary to woo her. So, the two rivals combine forces, and the strategy takes effect.
The production will feature Gavin LaPlace `23, Morgan Teman`23, Clément Herman GS, Lana Gaige `24, Pierre Azou GS, Ahna Pearson, James Hamilton `26, Cecelia Ramsey GS, and Sandra Chen `24. In French, the approximate duration is 1h40.
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