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“Cyrano” Opens this Weekend on the Dixon Center Stage

Lee Theatre will conclude its season with “Cyrano,” a French romantic comedy written by Edmond Rostand. The performance will take place in the Dixon Center Auditorium April 6-7 and April 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.

The play was translated into English by Michael Hollinger who adapted it, along with Aaron Posner. According to the Dramatists Play Service, this American adaption of the French classic is a timeless tale, full of wordplay and swordplay that has been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.

“We’ve all seen a TV show or movie where someone is trying to a win a girl over while someone is coaching them or sending them things to say in an earpiece,” said Dan Buck, associate professor of theater and director of the play. “This is one of the first times that story was told. It has sword fighting, romance, and comedy, and this particular production uses more contemporary and accessible language. I can’t imagine anyone NOT enjoying this play.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, seniors, and students, and will be available at the box office in the Communication Arts Building Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., and one hour before curtain time at the Dixon Center Box Office. To purchase tickets online, visit showclix.

Lee Theatre recommends viewing “Cyrano” for ages eight and up. No babes in arms, please.

For more information, visit LeeU Theatre or email theatre@leeuniversity.edu. Fans are encouraged to follow Lee University Theatre on Facebook.
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