Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park's CYRANO Plays At Community Centers Across The Region

By: Jan. 06, 2010
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The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of CYRANO adapted by Jo Roets from Edmond Rostand will perform "Off the Hill" at 16 community centers across the region from January 16 through February 14.

"The Playhouse is thrilled to be partnering with community arts centers in order to bringprofessional live theatre directly into neighborhoods across the region," said Education Director Mark Lutwak. "This is a play that will leave families with a lot to talk about."This unique adaptation of CYRANO tells the story of the famously large-nosed Cyrano who is in love with Roxanne. She, in turn, adores Christian. What Cyrano lacks in beauty hemakes up for with his artful words and their effect on the heart of the woman he loves. Christian, though handsome beyond words, can barely form a sentence without the help of his friend Cyrano. The two are bound by one thing: their love for Roxanne. They conspire to work togetherto create the perfect man - one with Cyrano's romantic and thoughtful words and Christian's dashing features. Will Roxanne fall in love with a face or the words behind it?

Tim Abrahamsen (Cyrano), Jonathan Self (Christian, etc.) and Kelly Pekar (Roxanne, etc.) from the Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in CYRANO . Education Director Mark Lutwak will direct . Other members of the production team include Lily Blau (Assistant Director), Jonn Baca (Fight Choreographer), Veronica Bishop (Technical Director), Gordon DeVinney(Costume Designer), Anna Goller (Props Designer), Terah Herman (Education Associate) and Grace Briner (Stage Manager).

CYRANO will also tour area schools for grades six through 12 this winter from January 16 to February 14. For more information about The Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513/345-2242 or visit

Off the Hill is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and The John A. Schroth FamilyCharitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.


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