14A, coarse language
Dir: Jamie Lloyd, UK, 2020, approx 180 min. James McAvoy, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo.
$20 regular, $14 seniors and members. No Passes.
James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, from the West End in London “McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre, the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now. Director Jamie Lloyd and adapter Martin Crimp have updated and mutated Edmond Rostand’s 1897 verse drama about a soldier-poet with an enormous nose into a stripped-back, street-style rap battle… It engages the imagination, the mind and the heart. Complex ideas about love, literature, body image and truth are expressed in its dizzyingly clever rhymes, but essentially it remains a captivating, tragicomic romance.”—Nick Curtis, The Evening Standard