Cyrano de Bergerac - Theater Event
Directed by Jean-Phillipe Daguerre
Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:00 PM at The Théâtre le Ranelagh
(Students under 26 years - 25 Euros)
Theatre in Paris welcomes WICE members to a spectacular performance of Cyrano de Bergerac with English surtitles preceded by a VIP presentation and complimentary cocktail.
The presentation will include a talk about the history of the theater (an 18th century historical monument), the plot and the actors while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine.
What are English surtitles?
A translation of a libretto or other text projected onto a screen above the stage during a performance. Surtitles displayed above the stage were first introduced into Canadian opera houses in 1982 and now in France by Theatre in Paris.
Flamboyance and poetry, love and sword fighting...
Step into the romantic world of Cyrano de Bergerac. Our swashbuckling hero, Cyrano, complete with his famously-prominent nose, fights against the odds and reveals himself to be just as effective with the sword as he is with his words. He falls madly in love with his cousin, Roxane, only to find out that she loves another. Christian, a headstrong young soldier, as handsome as Cyrano is ugly, as dim-witted as Cyrano is sharp, has also fallen in love with Roxane.
The two rivals join forces, with Cyrano helping Christian - untutored in the language of love - to succeed in his attempt to seduce the beautiful Roxane. She is attracted to the handsome Christian who, using the power of Cyrano's words and letters, entices her completely. Travelling from Paris to the north of France, they embark upon many an adventure from the elegant townhouses of Paris to the battlefields of Arras.
But one day, both Cyrano and Christian will have to make a terrible choice...
THEATRE IN PARIS was born from the observation that Paris is a world capital of theatre along with New York and London. However, most internationals and tourists ignore it because of the language barrier. We decided to offer selected plays from the Paris theatre season with English surtitles, so that many more people can enjoy them.
Learn more: http://www.theatreinparis.com/