Monday, September 17, 2012

Flatwater Shakespeare's *Cyrano* at the Haymarket Theatre October 11-21!


In 17th-century France, one man can claim to be the greatest swordsman, to write the wittiest and finest poetry, and to have the largest nose. Cyrano is also the most devoted of lovers, but feels he must hide that fact from the woman he loves.

The Flatwater Shakespeare Company will stage Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's classic romance, October 11-14 and 18-21, at the Haymarket Theatre, 803 “Q” Street in Lincoln. Show times are 7:30 on Thursday through Saturday evenings and 2:00 on Sunday afternoons. General Tickets are $15, Students and Seniors $10. Call 402-473-2897 for reservations.

Directed and designed by Bob Hall, the Flatwater Shakespeare production of Cyrano features some of Lincoln's most inspiring performers. Vince Learned, who has recently portrayed both Don Quixote and Mark Antony, plays the legendary Cyrano. Amy Jirsa, the poignant Desdemona of last year's Othello, plays Roxane, the woman who has captured his heart.

Nathan Weiss plays Christian, the doomed young soldier who wins the love of Roxane with the help of Cyrano's enchanting language. And David Landis returns to Flatwater Shakespeare in the role of the Count De Guiche, Cyrano's aristocratic rival.

Bringing to life Rostand's mix of boisterous humor, intense action, brilliant wordplay, court intrigue, and romantic longing is an ensemble consisting of Flatwater Shakespeare veterans Paden Alexander, Darin Hemmer, Lindsey Peters, and Margy Ryan, along with newcomers James Palagi and Kat Palagi.

The creative team includes Kat Cover, costumes; Mark Mesarch, lighting; John Marinovich, fight choreographer; Richard Imig, set construction; Deb Waechter, stage manager; Michelle Zinke, associate stage manager; and Stephen Buhler, dramaturg.

Join Cyrano in his gallant quest “To sing, to laugh, to dream” . . . of honor, intelligence, bravery, sacrifice, and love.

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