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Seattle Shakespeare to Put on Cyrano's Famous Nose

Seattle Shakespeare Company will present the rarely performed Cyrano de Bergerac beginning March 17th. This classic by Edmond Rostand is given a new translation by Sean Patrick Taylor. Seattle Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Stephanie Shine directs Cyrano de Bergerac.

Known throughout Paris for his personal bravery and the charm of his verse,
Cyrano de Bergerac has been cursed with a nose that precedes him by an hour.
During the age of gallant Musketeers, this beautiful soul, damned by a
marred appearance, joins forces with the handsome Christian to woo Roxane,
the woman of both their desires. In a world premiere translation, Edmond
Rostand's poetry soars with passion to reveal the tender, true heart of

"When I was 18 years old and taking a theatre history class, Cyrano was the
first play ever that I actually wept at the reading of it," said Seattle
Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Stephanie Shine. "I was astonished
how moving the play was, even in the reading. It just slew me, in a
beautiful way. I'm so very thrilled to be able to return to this rarely
performed work with a new translation commissioned specifically for Seattle
Shakespeare Company, and to gather with a group of actors that have all been
a part of our company's journey of growth over these past 15 years."

The cast of Cyrano de Bergerac features Scott Coopwood (Cyrano de Bergerac),
Emily Grogan (Roxane), Nathan Smith (Christian), Gregg Loughridge (De
Guiche), Gordon Carpenter (First Cavalier/Le Bret), Julie Jamieson
(Duenna/Mother Superior), Deborah Fialkow (Valvert/Lise/Second Cavalier),
Ken Holmes (Rageneau), Reginald Andre Jackson (First Marquis/Carbon), Sean
Patrick Taylor (Second Marquis/ensemble), Connor Toms (pickpocket/ensemble),
John Ulman (Ligniere/Montfluery/ensemble), Xanadu Bruggers (Orange
Girl/ensemble), Caety Sagoian (Bellerose/ensemble), Kevin Pitman (ensemble).

The artistic team features set design by John Kirschenbaum, with costume
design by Deborah Skorstad, lighting design by Tim Wratten, and sound design
by Robert "Max" Langley.

Cyrano de Bergerac runs from March 17th to April 9th. For tickets call (206) 733-8222 or visit

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