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,.