Man loves woman; man has bulbous nose; man seduces woman by having another man recite his poetry to her. It’s a tale as old as time. Well, almost. It’s a tale as old as the 17th century—one familiar to us as the classic Cyrano de Bergerac, which the SLO Little Theatre will be staging a reading of on March 27 and 28 in support of the ACT (Academy of Creative Theatre) Scholarship Fund.
Written by Edmond Rostand in 1897, Cyrano de Bergerac tells the tale of a talented man with a titanic schnoz. Cyrano’s in love with Roxane, but he doubts she will be able to see past his super-sized snout, so he enlists the handsome Christian to speak with her instead. Naturally, confusion and hijinks ensue. Is love skin deep? Can it overcome a truly, massive muzzle?
See the ACT staged reading of Cyrano de Bergerac at the SLO Little Theatre on March 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more info, visit slolittletheatre.org or call 786-2440.