ROCKLAND — Cyrano de Bergerac will be screened at the Strand Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performance is a Comedie Francaise production, broadcast from Paris.
In the story, Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, and slapstick comedy are all called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire, according to Strand, in a news release.
The play was written by Edmond Rostand, and originally premiered in 1897. This Comedie Francaise production was directed by Denis Podalydès; the cast is the Troupe and actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française. It is performed in French; the broadcast will show English subtitles.
Running time: 3 hours, 10 minutes, including one intermission.