CYRANO Extends at the Fountain Theatre Through 7/8

May 10
2:31 PM 2012

CYRANO Extends at the Fountain Theatre Through 7/8

The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre have announced a four-week extension of Cyrano, a signed/spoken adaptation of "Cyrano de Bergerac" that has been re-set in modern-day Los Angeles. The Fountain/Deaf West co-production will continue Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through July 8.

Written by Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist) and directed by Simon Levy, Cyrano stars Deaf West actor Troy Kostsur in the title role as a brilliant deaf poet hopelessly in love with Roxy, a beautiful hearing woman. But Roxy doesn't understand sign language and instead loves Chris, his hearing brother. Can Cyrano express his love to Roxy with his hands? Or must he teach Chris to woo her, to "speak his words" for him? American Sign Language (ASL) becomes the language of love in this new spin on a classic love story.

Over a dozen reviewers have weighed in, earning Cyrano a score of "100% Sweet" on Bitter Lemons, the website that aggregates reviews of Los Angeles theater. "CRITIC'S CHOICE… inspired and inspiring! -Los Angeles Times; "CRITIC'S PICK…clever and deeply moving… bridges the gap between [deaf and hearing] worlds with poignancy and a huge dose of humor." -Back Stage; "Skillful and impressive… terrific performances." -LAist; "5 STARS… a poignant, inventive, riotously funny and marvelously satisfying masterpiece!"-Santa Monica Daily Press; "Nothing short of amazing… a dazzling accomplishment." -Talkin' Broadway; "A gem… fascinating on so many levels." -Buzzine; "Superlative… an evening not to be missed." -StageHappenings; "GO! [a] glorious swirl of words floating around the stage." -LA Weekly; "An extraordinary production of a terrific play" -Latin Heat; "A sheer and exceptional pleasure." -LifeInLA.

Cyrano continues through July 8 at The Fountain Theatre, with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2 pm. Tickets are $34; on Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $20 and seniors (over 62) are $25. For group discounts, call 323-663-1098. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call 323 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.

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