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The Nose Knows

Falcon's Eye Theatre
April 13, 2017

Drew Sutherland as Cyrano

Drew Sutherland as Cyrano

The Falcon's Eye closes its tenth season with Cyrano. The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover from playwrights Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, in this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic by Edmond Rostand. Will Roxane fall for Christian's dashing looks or Cyrano's daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale-full of wordplay and swordplay-that's been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.

Michael Hollinger, one of Philadelphia's most successful playwrights, has adapted the original Cyrano de Bergerac, along with director Aaron Posner, for modern audiences. It premiered in 2011 at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC, and was honored with seven Helen Hayes Award nominations, including Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding New Play, and Outstanding Direction of a Play.

Aaron Posner is a nationally recognized playwright and director. He is the Co-Founder, former Artistic Director, and current resident director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre, where he has directed more than 40 productions over the last 18 years. Posner's initial impulse...suggested a conscious theatricality that differs from the original play. It suggests that the language should be very immediate, rhythmic, and lively, and that its poeticism should feel more like slam poetry, with more interplay of sounds within and between lines than end rhymes, than the predictability of the 17th-century verse plays Rostand was emulating.

The production of Cyrano will take place in the City Studio Theatre (Stage Two) at the Harris Center for the Arts on the Folsom Lake College campus on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 28 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm [Special Student Price of $5 (with valid ID) for this performance only]
  • Friday, May 12 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm

Tickets are $12-$18. To purchase tickets, visit the Harris Center for the Arts website at www.harriscenter.net. Enter the title "Cyrano" in the Google search box. Click on the top search result. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (916) 608-6888. Some service charges can be avoided by purchasing your tickets in person. Visit the Harris Center Ticket Office at 10 College Parkway (off E. Bidwell St.) in Folsom. The Ticket office is open Monday-Saturday 12:00-6:00pm and is always open two hours before any performance.

Director: David Harris
Production Manager: Ian Wallace
Scenic Designer: Cameron Hoyt
Costume Designer: Rebecca Redmond
Lighting Designer: Mika McKenzie-Bahr
Sound Designer: Chris Pasterski
Fight Choreographer: Andrew Sutherland
Technical Director: Carlos Llontop
Stage Manager: Heather Bolton
Assistant Stage Manager: Jim Broff
Dramaturgy: Lia Villados
Assistant to Director/Properties: Mariam Helalian

Cyrano - Drew Sutherland
Roxane - Afton Parker
Christian - Brennan Villados
De Guiche - Aaron Walker
Ragueneau - David Becker
De Valvert - Dalton Johnson
Ligniere - Christopher Celestin
Desiree - Christine Lovette
Philippe - Teagan Skaff
Etienne - Rick Silver
Jean-Pierre - Justin Daugherty
Marcel - Brian Reid
Montfleury - Drew Matthews
Bellerose - Ken Thompson
Sister Marthe - Emmi Warford
Citizens - Alexandria Wasgatt, Ricky Jenkins
Fighters - Mason Bergenholtz, Casey Campbell
Actors - Ben Holt, Jessica Adams
Subscribers - Jason Stefani, Cassie Weisenberg