One of my Top 10 favorite plays — “Cyrano de Bergerac” — opens the Two River Theater Company’s 26th season beginning next month.
But the pre-play festivities begin much earlier in Red Bank, NJ. Tonight, as a matter of fact, with a free screening of the film “Roxanne,” an 1987 adaptation of the classic 1897 play by Edmond Rostand .
More than a dozen movies have been based on the the Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist.
The romantic comedy stars Steve Martin as C.D. Bales, who is in love with the beautiful Roxanne, played by Daryl Hannah , who is in love with the handsome Chris, played by Rick Rossovich.
The NYTimes called it a “thoroughly charming performance,.
“Raisin in the Sun” opens tonight at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank with a cast that would do a Broadway production proud. It includes Jasmine Batchelor (Beneatha Younger), Nat DeWolf (Karl Lindner), Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruth Younger), Brandon J. Dirden(Walter Lee Younger), Willie Dirden (Bobo), Charlie Hudson III (Joseph Asagai), Brenda Pressley (Lena Younger), Owen Tabaka (Travis Younger), and York Walker (George Murchison). Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera play the Moving Men.