Photo Flash: The Fountain and Deaf West Theatre's CYRANO, 4/28-6/10
What is the true language of love? The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre collaborate on the world premiere of "Cyrano," a modern day, re-imagined signed/spoken version of the classic "Cyrano de Bergerac" is performed in ASL and English, April 28-June 10. See photos from the production below!
Cyrano is a brilliant deaf poet hopelessly in love with Roxy, a beautiful hearing woman. But she 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.
Written by Stephen Sachs,inspired by the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand, and directed by Simon Levy, the show stars Erinn Anova, James Babbin, Al Bernstein, Eddie Buck, Maleni Chaitoo, Martica De Cardenas, Daniel Durant, James Royce Edwards, Bob Hiltermann, Troy Kotsur, Ipek D. Mehlum, Paul Raci and Victor Warren.
ASL masters are Tyrone Giordano and Shoshanna Stern. The creative team is led by set designer Jeff McLaughlin, lighting designer Jeremy Pivnick, sound designer Peter Bayne, video designer Jeff Teeter, multimedia tech by Media Fabricators, Inc, costume designer Naila Aladdin Sanders, Prop designer Misty Carlisle, fight choreography by Brian Danner, with production stage manager Sue Karutz, assistant stage manager Terri Roberts. The show is produced by David Kurs, Laura Hill and Deborah Lawlor, and presented by The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre.
Previews: April 20-27; Performances: April 28-June 10; Wednesday @ 8 pm: April 25 only (preview); Thursdays @ 8 pm: April 26 (preview); May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7; Fridays @ 8 pm: April 20, 27 (previews); May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8; Saturdays @ 8 pm: April 21 (preview), 28 (opening); May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9; Sundays @ 2 pm: April 22 (preview), 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10.The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. (Fountain at Normandie). Call (323) 663-1525 or go online at www.FountainTheatre.com for more information.
TICKETS: Thursdays and Fridays: $30; Saturdays and Sundays: $34; Seniors over 62 (Thursdays and Fridays only): $25; Students (Thursdays and Fridays only, with ID): $20; Previews: $15; Secure, on-site parking: $5.
Check out photos from CYRANO below!
Troy Kotsur and Erinn Anova
Daniel Durant, Eddie Buck, Troy Kotsur, Ipek Mehlum, Maleni Chaitoo
Troy Kotsur and Paul Raci