The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870     info@citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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A revelry of words about the power of love, the beauty of language and the joy
of finding what you've always wanted right under your nose.

The City Theatre Company is thrilled to continue its 2014 summer theatre season with
Edmond Rostand’s enduring masterwork
Cyrano de Bergerac. A poignant and passionate
portrait of panache in 1640 Paris set against the backdrop of corrupt magistrates, bawdy
ladies, and dueling musketeers. The stage adaption is by
Anthony Burgess and led by guest director Jeff Hinkle.

“All our souls are written in our eyes.” ― Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac is a master of all things - a soldier, philosopher, and nobleman with a
head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his adversary De
Guiche and his true love Roxanne, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature.
Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. When Christian admits
he's tongue-tied with Roxanne, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win
her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Well, not if
the villainous De Guiche has his say, as he tries to stop Cyrano and the lovers at all costs.

The truth which I speak strikes more sparks from men's hearts than your
spurs do from the cobblestones."
– Cyrano

The lasting fame of the French poet-dramatist Edmond Rostand is assured.
Cyrano, his
most popular work, was written especially for the great French actor Constant Coquelin.
First performed in Paris in 1897, it was said that Rostand apologized to the famous actor
for involving him in such a disastrous adventure. To the contrary, as Coquelin’s first
performance curtain call lasted for an hour. No enthusiasm for a romantic drama had
been seen up to that time and the play was quickly translated into numerous languages.
In fact, all of Rostand’s best known works stand alone in the roster of romantic plays
which contrasted with the naturalistic theatre in the nineteenth century. His works seem to
be tragedies, yet they carry with them a sense of happiness, hope, and optimism
beyond the despair of the times. In
Cyrano, the gorgeous rhythm of the poetry and the
spirit of a most unusual hero place it in a class with the best of Moliere and Shakespeare.  
Another of his works,
Les Romanesques, was adapted into the
well-known musical comedy The Fantasticks.

The City Theatre Company is excited to have guest director Jeff Hinkle leading the
summer production.He has directed numerous shows for City Theatre including
Othello,
Hair, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Romeo and Juliet
and is a recent Central Texas in
Excellence Award Winner for his direction of CTC’s 2013 summer production of
A Streetcar Named Desire. The creative team also includes Production Designer
Andy Berkovsky, Costume Designer Lindsay McKenna, Dance Choreographer
Rose Mitchell, Fight Choreographer Wesley Riddle and Music Director Viera Buzgova.
And with an outstanding company of actors including Andrew Bosworth, Lindsay
McKenna, Heath Allyn, Nicholaus Weindel, Dave Yakubik, Eric Hungate, Rachel Collier,
Mohammad Omid Ghorashi, Larry Oliver, Wesley Riddle, Nicole Beckley, Elly Stevens,
Laura Celest Cannon, Matt Flynn, Lucas Reilly, Ross Avant, Celeste Villarreal,
Brandon Ottinger, and Susannah Crowell.

SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
July 18 – August 10.
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 5:30 pm.
General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25.
Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available.
Reservations 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.or
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July 18 - August 10
One of the finest plays ever written!