It's Cyrano . . . By A Nose
At Trinity Rep

Next on the schedule at Trinity Rep in Providence is the epic adventure "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmund Rostand and adapted / translated by Anthony Burgess. Directed by Amanda Dehnert, the production features Trinity Rep company member Mauro Hantman as the titular soldier, philosopher and poet.   The production runs May 12 - June 11.

In the classic tale, Cyrano loves Roxanne, played by Angela Brazil, but cannot bring himself to tell her. Cursed with an enormous nose, he believes she could never love him. However, when Roxane falls for the handsome Christian, Cyrano sacrifices his own happiness to give his rival the words he needs to woo the lady.

“I’ve loved this story since I was a kid,” says Dehnert, “for two quite different reasons. It brings magic, passion and life into the theater. Even better, it tells us to live life to the fullest, and follow our hearts before we die.”

In addition to Hantman and Brazil, the cast includes Stephen Berenson, Janice Duclos, William Damkoehler, Phyllis Kay, Brian McEleney, Barbara Meek, Cynthia Strickland and Fred Sullivan, Jr. along with Brown /Trinity Rep Consortium graduate Noah Brody and Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium students Charlie E. Hudson III, Daniel Mefford and Jordan Reeves.
Tony award-winning resident scenic designer Eugene Lee will be creating the world of the Cyrano de Bergerac in the 1640s – battlefields, bakery, Parisian theater, and Roxane’s immortal balcony. The artistic team also includes costume designer William Lane, lighting designer Brian J. Lilienthal and sound designer Peter Sasha Hurowitz.

A wide range of discounted tickets are available, including $15 rush tickets on sale two hours prior to curtain. Also new this year is a $20 discounted admission for all educators, military, firefighters & police (valid ID required), $10 Bench Seats in the last row of Chace Theater and $15 student tickets (valid ID required).

The first performance, at 8 p.m. on May 12 is Pay What You Can (PWYC) sponsored by The Rhode Island Lottery. PWYC tickets go on sale in the front lobby at 7:00 pm, limit one per person. 

For information and tickets, stop by the box office at 201 Washington Street in Providence, call 401-351-4242 or visit

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