Open Gardens SA and Blue Sky Theatre are presenting the romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac in gardens over four weekends this coming Summer.
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian.
Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in.
Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?
Set in seventeeth century France, this accessible, cheeky version is directed award-winning director Dave Simms.
” It’s the Australian premiere of this witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles”, he says. ” It’s got everything. Romance, swordfights, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.”
Cyrano de Bergerac will be staged at gardens in Victor Harbor on 11, 12 and 13 January, Collingrove Homestead near Angaston on 19 and 20 January, Carrick Hill on 25, 26 and 27 January, and Stangate House in Aldgate on 1 and 2 February.
Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is adapted by Glyn Maxwell and presented by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.
Tickets and picnic hampers are available to purchase here.