Azusa Pacific University Department of Theater Arts presents Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, a classic story on love, integrity, and bravery. The show runs October 14 through 17, with Thursday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The production takes place in the outdoor Wynn Amphitheater, located behind the Wynn Academic Center of APU’s East Campus, 701 W. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Free parking is available. General admission tickets cost $18, with discounted tickets for senior citizens, military personnel, students, and alumni. For tickets, call the Felix Events Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or order them online. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. The show is intended for ages 13 and older. There is also an opportunity to meet the director, Kevin Slay, MFA at 6:45 p.m. on October 14, 2021, and hear from the cast and director immediately following the production on October 15-16, 2021.
“We are looking forward to enjoying a night of classical theater under the stars at APU telling one of the great stories of English drama about the exciting and exhilarating experiences of our tragic hero, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classical melodrama with all the expressions of the human experience," said Slay.
Slay is an adjunct professor in the Department of Theater Arts. He has extensive experience as a freelance director and as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities in Southern California, including Azusa Pacific University, California State University Fullerton, Citrus College, and Vanguard University. He won a National Award for directing from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and holds an MFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Directing from Cal State Fullerton.
APU’s plays and musicals are produced through a program of rigorous training. The Department of Theater Arts prepares outstanding, innovative, and influential artists in an ever-growing and multi-faceted performing arts profession.