True Love, True Expression

by Jody Godoy '05

Opening weekend of Cyrano de Bergerac on September 12-14 marked the start of the APU Drama's first production of the year. Set in a warring France during 1640, it is the painful and romantic story of Cyrano, the humorous, caring, and poetic soldier who is made socially vulnerable by his physical appearance.

Cyrano is deeply in love with the beautiful Roxanne. Feeling he cannot win her love, he lends his words to the attractive Christian. Christian uses borrowed wit to win Roxanne’s heart with heartbreaking results.

Directed by Monica Ganas, Ph.D., associate professor of communication studies, Cyrano de Bergerac is being preformed by a cast of 25 and will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the APU Theatre, located in the Mary Hill Center on West Campus. There will also be a matinee Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at Incom or at the door and are $9 for adults; $7 for children (3-17), APU alumni, college students, and senior citizens; and $5 for APU faculty, staff, and students.