‘Cyrano’ to Pursue Roxanne on Susquehanna University Stage
Published on September 25, 2012
The Aquila Theatre Company will present “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the classic tale of unrequited love, on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University. The performance is the first of three scheduled this academic year as part of the university’s Artist Series.
In one of the most famous romantic adventures in world literature, Cyrano is besotted with the beautiful and alluring Roxanne. Yet, because of his famously huge nose, the forlorn Cyrano feels that he can never truly win her heart. In this classic story of romantic yearning, Cyrano befriends the handsome Christian, who helps him woo Roxanne by composing elegant love letters and teaching him the arts of eloquence, courtship and poetry.
With Aquila Theatre Company’s trademark attention to movement and the visual arts, “Cyrano de Bergerac” promises to be a wonderful evening of live theatre of the highest caliber. The New York-based group tours more than 70 cities annually, in addition to staging regular performances in New York and appearances at performance festivals around the globe.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students, and are available by visiting the Susquehanna University box office or by calling 570-372-ARTS, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
The Susquehanna University Artist Series has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists of dance, music and theatre for the university and larger community since 1902. The Artist Series seeks to encourage an aesthetic appreciation of diverse cultures as well as the artistic heritage of humankind. Performances are often linked in ways that advance intellectual engagement through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.
Karen M. Jones