Arden Theatre Company 2011/12 mainstage season continues with Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano in a new version translated by Michael Hollinger, co-adapted with director Aaron Posner. This classic French love story re-imagined for an American audience will run on the F. Otto Haas stage from March 8th - April 15th, 2012. Discover if Roxane will fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry in this passionate romance full of wordplay and swordplay that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.
Cyrano marks Hollinger’s first full-scale translation, for which he used his fluency in French to develop the play with Posner’s lean and athletic directorial style in mind. "Of course, for my first translation, I had to start with a universally-beloved five-act masterpiece," Hollinger jokes. “My goal was to release the energies of the play and make it feel immediate and accessible to a contemporary American audience.” Both Hollinger and co-adaptor/director Aaron Posner have long histories with Arden Theatre Company. Hollinger has premiered seven plays at the Arden including three Barrymore Award winners for Outstanding New Play: Opus (one of American Theatres Top 10 most produced plays in 2009), Ghost-Writer, and Red Herring.
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