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Romance, war, duels, poetry, sacrifice…and an enormous SCHNOZ

The Academy of Creative Theatre will take on a staged reading of the classic tale of CYRANO de BERGERAC this Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, right here on the Little Theatre stage. From Parisian balconies to bloody battlefields, tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano’s words to woo beautiful Roxane– but is she falling for Christian’s looks or Cyrano’s soul?  A cast of three student actors triangulates this classic into a lightning-paced romance of duels, panache, sacrifice– and an enormous schnoz.

The ACT Staged Reading offers our more advanced student actors a place to “flex their acting muscles” in a more intimate, challenging environment. This production of CYRANO features three experienced ACT actors on stage and one behind the scenes as Assistant Director. All four are under the experienced direction of Kerry DiMaggio, Education Director.

Jed Authier (Cyrano):   This is Jed’s 11th show at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre. Previous roles include: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) and The Little Prince (Fox).  He has also been in all 3 of ACT’s staged readings so far!

Penny Della Pelle (Roxanne): This is Penny’s fifth show with ACT.  Previous shows include: Cinderella, The Secret Garden, Pinocchio, Shakespeare Shorts

Trevyn Wong (De Guiche, Christian, and several other characters): Trevyn has been involved in countless ACT productions along with two mainstage shows at the Little Theatre (A Christmas Story, The Sound of Music.) This is his second ACT staged reading and you can also see Trevyn in this spring’s production of The Music Man as well!

Elizabeth Tharp (Assistant Director): Elizabeth has performed in ten ACT productions, including Shakespeare Shorts (Mustardseed), Cinderella (stepsister) and  last year’s reading of Sarah, Plain and Tall.  

The annual ACT Staged Reading is sponsored by Rhonda O’Dell and is produced as a benefit for the ACT Scholarship Fund, which exists so that any student- regardless of their financial background- may participate in ACT’s classes and programs. To find out more about what ACT has to offer, including classes, camps and full mainstage productions, contact Kerry DiMaggio or visit our website right HERE.

Hope to see you at CYRANO this weekend.  Training and encouraging young theatre artists is a big part of what we do here at the Little Theatre and besides that… it’s gonna be a great show. You can get your tickets right HERE.

“A great nose may be an index of a great soul” 
~Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac