Despite his large nose, Cyrano is respected as a musician, scholar and poet; no doubt also because he mercilessly strikes down with his extravagant pen all those who mock him because of his protuberance. While he can courageously defend himself against the malice of others, his appearance also makes him extremely shy: Cyrano is in love with Roxane, but doesn't dare confess his love for her. Roxane, for her part, is seduced by Christian, a cheeky Apollo. Not nearly as eloquent as Cyrano, Christian instructs Cyrano to write love letters to Roxane on his behalf. Cyrano's letters are so admirable that Roxane agrees to marry Christian. She then confesses that it is not his good looks, but the poetry of his letters that have seduced her...
Written in 1897, this tragi-comedy remains one of the most widely performed plays in French theatrical literature. Katharina Rupp brings this classic to the stage, celebrating repartee in all its forms, but above all the sparkling wit and therefore the power of language.
Surtitled in French by Dóra Kapusta (Subtext) in Biel.
Recommended age: 12 and over
Live introduction in Solothurn: Thu 15.02.2024 19:00, Tue 05.03.2024 19:00
Live introduction in Biel: Tue 27.02.2024 19:00, Thu 29.02.2024 19:00
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