Opens TONIGHT! Order tix now online!
Fridays at 9pm, Saturdays at 8pm
August 31 - Sept 29 - 5 weekends only!
5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tickets NOW available online at cyranose.info
5 stars from Winnipeg Free Press:The Bard gets a breather this year as the fringe-favourite trio of Fakespearean bad boys (Canned Hamlet, 2006) thrust, parry, pun and parody their way over to France to take a side-splitting swipe at Cyrano de Bergerac. The story (like it matters if there is one) follows our hapless, nasally endowed hero, Cyranose de Biouvac, as he seeks to reconcile his unrequited love for his cousin Roxanne -- the homliest, most hirsute maiden to ever grace a fringe stage.
It's 1642 in Gascony, France. Meanwhile, in the New World, Montreal has been founded and sarcasm has just been invented.
If you've seen these California cut-ups in action, you know what's coming next -- 60 minutes of jaw-aching hilarity featuring cheap wigs, bad accents, and sinfully silly song-and-dance numbers. ("I would conquer all of Norway, just to see you naked in my doorway" ... you get the picture.)
Talk about bang for your buck; these guys also act as ushers and warm you up. Get there très early.
4 stars from SEE Magazine, Edmonton:Cyranose is playing to sold-out houses, and for good reason. Richard Maritzer, Shelby Bond & Jonathon Graff of the L.A. "nouveau-vaudeville" troupe Sound & Fury provide a raucous good time with their part-parody, part-improv take on Edmond Rostand's classic tale of the lovestruck poet with an enormouse disfiguring nose. In this version, Cyranose (Maritzer) has a perfectly normal appearance, but delusionally believes himself to be hideous, while Graff plays a bearded, Miss Piggy-like Roxane. But this (somewhat) familiar plot is really just a backdrop for Sound of Music parodies, Dr. Suess-like rhymes delivered at breakneck speed, and love letters composed with the audience's participation. Everything comes up for mockery: the French language, the entire country of Canada, and, yes, even theatre reviewers—I'd take offence if their barbs weren't so consistantly, wildy funny. The only problem with this show is that the curtain falls too soon."
--Naomi Lewis, SEE Magazine, Edmonton
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