Not your grandma’s ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’? Well, we’ll see. I think one characteristic of a great play is it’s ability to be turned inside out and upside down and still please a crowd.
To satisfy audiences generation after generation — whether the work is 300 years old staged in traditional or modern costumes — and we all of see something new is fantastic. Continue reading TWO RIVER THEATER LAUNCHES 2019/20 SEASON TONIGHT WITH ‘CYRANO’
It’s always amazed me how insults delivered with an upper-class English accent don’t sound so harsh.
For instance, “I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result,” which appears in Act II of the laugh-a-minute comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde.
Yes, Wilde was Irish, not English, and not upper class. As one of the best-known personalities of his day and one of the greatest wits of all time, his words held up a mirror to the rigid and, at times , severe class system of late Victorian England while writing one of the funniest plays ever. Continue reading Two River Theater’s staging of ‘Earnest’ is absolutely delightful