ABOUT THE PLAY

The play opens in Paris, 1640. And we are at a play
within the play. From the audience, a man intrudes
the performance. He is a skilled swordsman, a poet,
an intellect, a man of many talents. A man with a
frightfully large, hideous nose! He is Cyrano de
Bergerac - a cadet who, nonetheless, is full of
panache.


Against the backdrop of the Franco - Spanish War
(1635-1659), a poignant love story unfolds. Cyrano is
in love with the beautiful Roxane but dares not
declare it to her.


The play captures the French culture, arts, language,
food, spirit, and the ideals which the world
associates with France and its people. In this play,
panache is underscored with all the heroism of living
and striving for ideals in the face of insurmountable
odds. Even the inevitable.


For the first time in its history, Le French Festival
partners with KL Shakespeare Players (KLSP) - one
of Malaysia’s greatest theatre companies - to
produce The Story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a French
theatrical masterpiece written in 1897 by Edmond
Rostand.


KLSP’s unique French-Malaysian version of Cyrano is
bound to enchant and take you on a lyrical journey.
Key scenes of this classical play are performed in
contemporary English with a hint of French.

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