Regular readers may remember that we like to promote and support One Song Productions, a theatrical troupe made up entirely of Chapel Hill and Durham area high school students, who operate without adult supervision. They do it all, from choosing scripts to striking the sets; and their work has been commendable for over 10 years now, with a constant replenishment of members as current members graduate.
On May 28-30, they will undertake Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright Edmond Rostand’s ever-popular story of the dashing duelist with the unfortunate nose. We all love the scene in which Cyrano creates a poem spontaneously while thrusting his points home with his sword.
An admixture of love story, comedy tragedy and touching heroism, this is a full plate of emotions in which we feel sure that One Song Productions will fulfill expectations of excellence. Ethan Fox will play Cyrano, Carla Troconis will portray Roxane, and Conor Mooney will be Christian. Nicole Gabriel will direct the show.
To reserve your tickets in advance, telephone Common Ground Theatre in Durham at 919-384-7817 or e-mail One Song Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Song Productions presents CYRANO DE BERGERAC at 7:30 p.m. May 28-30 at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham, North Carolina 27705.
TICKETS: $8-$10 suggested donation.
BOX OFFICE: 919-384-7817 or email@example.com.
SHOW: http://cgtheatre.com/events and https://www.facebook.com/events/963879760319425/.
2014-15 SEASON: http://www.1songproductions.org/current-season.html.
PRESENTER: http://www.1songproductions.org/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Song-Productions/136779861220, and https://twitter.com/onesongtheatre.
VENUE: http://www.cgtheatre.com/, https://www.facebook.com/cgtheatre, and https://twitter.com/CGTheatre919.
Cyrano de Bergerac (French poet, playwright, novelist, and duelist, 1619-55): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrano_de_Bergerac (Wikipedia).
Cyrano de Bergerac (1897 play): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrano_de_Bergerac_%28play%29 (Wikipedia).
The Script: https://books.google.ca/ (Google Books).
Study Guide: http://www.bard.org/cyrano-de-bergerac-study-guide (Utah Shakespeare Festival).
Edmond Rostand (French playwright and poet, 1868-1918): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Rostand (Wikipedia).
Nicole Gabriel (Chapel Hill, NC director): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000267496525 (Facebook page).
Martha Keravuori is a life-long theater artist — an actress, director, and stage manager — in North Carolina, around the country, and overseas. She has a theater degree from UNC-Greensboro, and has been active in the arts in Raleigh for the past 40 years. Martha is the retired executive director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Chuck Galle returned to Raleigh last year after a 17-year absence. He was active in community theater for many years, and directed the troupe of maximum-security inmates at Raleigh’s Central Prison known as the Central Prison Players. In New England, he performed on stage, on TV, and in films. He is the author of Stories I Never Told My Daughter — An Odyssey, which can be ordered on his website: http://www.chuckgalle.com/. Chuck Galle and Martha Keravuori review theater for Boom! Magazine of Cary. Click here to read more of their reviews for Boom! Magazine and here to read more of their reviews for Triangle Review and Triangle Arts and Entertainment.