- Edmond Rostand
- Jean Liermier
- Performed by
- Pierre Banderet, Aude Bourrier, Candice Chauvin, Boris Degex, Julien George, Sabrina Martin, Baptiste Morisod, Ludovic Payet, Yann Philipona, Gilles Privat, Lola Riccaboni, André Schmidt, Raphaël Vachoux
Accompanied by Gilles Privat, Jean Liermier takes audiences back to the turn of the 20th century with a funny and tender Cyrano set in the Belle Époque.
“A kiss, how would you define a kiss? An oath taken very close by, a so very precise pledge, a confession finally disclosed, a pink dot set on the i of loving…” How lovely it is to listen to the well-honed verse of Edmond Rostand. To sway to the rhythm of the inflections of love that remains in the shadows or asserts itself in an artificial way. To get carried away by the eloquence that, in this ode to inspiration, is worth more than the attractions of beauty.
Jean Liermier, who regularly directs the greatest plays in the French repertoire, brings the most popular of them all to the stage. Helped by the great Gilles Privat – who plays a Cyrano that is as high-spirited as he is melancholy – the director creates a very personal version of this romantic tragi-comedy.
A version filled with tenderness that, remaining faithful to Rostand, tells the story of a storyteller. Cyrano takes the audience with him through the adventures of his life, as if he wanted to shout out, “Theatre is dead – long live theatre!”
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