Cyrano’s got brains, but women aren’t into his big nose. Christian’s handsome as can be but oh so boring. Together, can they woo the beautiful Roxane? The story of Cyrano de Bergerac has been told many times – Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play has been translated into English at least twice and there are at least six different film versions, not including the 1987 Steve Martin/Daryl Hannah comedy Roxanne.) Now it’s being tackled for three performances only by Mutiny Theatre Project, a young group performing out of the Black Box space at AS220. This translation is fresh: Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner’s American-set adaptation was first presented in 2011, with a smallish cast playing over two dozen characters. Jonathan Stone Coppe is Cyrano and Katrina Pavao, last seen in Wilbury Group’s Spring Awakening, is Roxane.
(image via the 1950 film version, with Jose Ferrer as Cyrano)