Past Features

March 5, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 3)

Theatre Program to Present Cyrano March 14-18

Cyrano Poster
The Lehman Theatre Program will present a musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac, beginning begin on Wednesday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. and continuing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.

Cyrano is the story of a soldier in the French army who is admired for his courage and wit, but suffers from a large nose. He eventually meets and falls in love with the beautiful Roxanne, but when he learns that a fellow soldier has also lost his heart to her, he decides to woo her on his behalf.

Directed by Professor Susan Soetaert, the play will feature music from the 1973 Broadway production. A professional designer who has worked in dance, film, television and theatre, Professor Soetaert has designed the costumes to reflect the seventeenth-century cavalier period. The cast will include both students and professionals.

Professor Soetaert recently designed the costumes for the Broadway and national tours of The Gathering, starring Hal Linden. For ten years, she served as resident designer at the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, while freelancing for such companies as Ringling Brothers Circus, La Gran Scena Opera Co., Little Orchestra Society, Ice Theatre of New York and La Mama. She has been designing costumes at Lehman for over 20 years.

General admission tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and students). For tickets, call the Lehman Stages Box Office at 718-960-8025 or visit