Cyrano de Bergerac avec AFMSP

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Cyrano de Bergerac on April 10

04/10/2019 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Guthrie Theater

Behind the scenes of a heroic French comedy with the Guthrie & AFMSP

Join Alliance Française for a special reception at the Guthrie before the show at 6 pm on April 10.
Adapter and director Joseph Haj will participate in a Q&A about his work on the Guthrie’s edition of Cyrano.

Refreshments will be served.

Cyrano de Bergerac is the full package. He’s a poet, playwright and consummate swordsman. The only thing standing in the way of declaring his love for Roxane is his grotesquely large nose. When Roxane confesses that she’s fallen for a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano takes him under his wing, adds brains to his beauty and, through Christian, expresses his own feelings to Roxane without her suspecting a thing. Wit, wordplay and rousing passion make this a heroic comedy for the ages.

Evening Schedule

6 p.m. – Reception begins in the Kitchak Lounge

6:30–7 p.m. – Discussion with Joseph Haj

7:30 p.m. – Performance of Cyrano de Bergerac on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

Reserve your spot by midnight TODAY, April 8.

  • $40 for AF members
  • $45 for General Public

Get your tickets here

Performance and reception with Director Joseph Haj is included in ticket price.
Please email Sara with any questions.

Did you know?

  • Joseph Haj used his working knowledge of French and two English translation to pen this new version.
  • When Cyrano de Bergerac premiered in 1897, the audience applauded for over an hour after the final curtain.
  • The play inspired 1987 film Roxane, a rom-com starring Steve Martin as the large-nosed C.D. Bales and Daryl Hannah as Roxane.

About the Director

Joseph Haj

GUTHRIE West Side StoryRomeo and JulietSunday in the Park With GeorgeKing LearSouth PacificPericles at the Guthrie.

THEATER Folger Theatre: Hamlet (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production); Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Henry VPericles; PlayMakers Repertory Company: The TempestMetamorphosesCabaretHenry IVHenry VNicholas NicklebyThe IllusionAmadeusPericlesBig RiverAs You Like ItCyrano de Bergerac (also adapter), Into the Woods; PlayMakers Repertory Company artistic director, 2006–2015. As an actor, he has appeared at the Guthrie Theater, The Public Theater, Alley Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and internationally in Salzburg, Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Venice and Japan.

AWARDS 2000 NEA Millennium Grant awarded to “fifty of America’s finest artists”; Named by American Theatre magazine as one of 25 theater artists who will have a significant impact on the field over the next quarter-century; Recipient of 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award.

Watch the making of Cyrano de Bergerac’s infamous nose for this production


The pre-show reception and performance will both be at the Guthrie Theater.
The Guthrie’s address is 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
Further details coming soon on precise location of the pre-show Q&A.


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