Touring Theatrical Troup Presents ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’
A professional touring troupe from the American Shakespeare Center travels to Alma College to present Cyrano de Bergerac.
The performance by the Blackfriars Stage Company, a touring troupe from the American Shakespeare Center’s celebrated Blackfriars Playhouse in Stanton, Va., will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9 in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall.
Tickets are $8 for adults and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
“I saw the Blackfriars Stage Company when I was in college, and I just loved them,” said Kristeen Crosser, former assistant professor of theatre and dance at Alma College who invited the group to Alma as part of the College’s Co-Curricular Committee.
The company performs Shakespeare and other classical theatrical pieces around the country as the traveling part of the Shenandoah Shakespeare’s American Shakespeare Center. The group maintains a commitment to the original theatric text and to the mission of connecting that text to modern audiences.
“They tend to find ways to get the audience involved in their productions, and they do a great job making classical theatre exciting for today's audiences,” Crosser said.
Set in the 1600s, Cyrano de Bergerac is about Cyrano, a man with a big nose and a big heart. Written by French playwright Edmund Rostand in 1897, the play echoes Shakespeare’s commitment to language and imagination.
The Blackfriars Stage Company has been touring for 16 years on stages in 47 states, five foreign nations, and one U.S. territory.
Posted: Wed, February 28th, 2007 at 9:56AM