Red Cyrano

red-cyrano-tempJuly 2017

Location: The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

After the success of R+J: The Vineyard, workshops for a Deaf/Hearing production will begin on a production slated to open in 2017.  McKenna Liesman (Juliet/ R+J: The Vineyard) returns in this combination of Cyrano de Bergerac and Little Red Riding Hood exploring their mutual themes of deception, as well as questions about ability, disability and whether inner-beauty can overcome a wolf-like exterior.


Seven actors (3m, 4f) will inhabit the muddy industrial world of the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. The plot will combine the exciting courtship elements of the first half of Cyrano de Bergerac with the violent collision that is associated with Red Riding Hood. Swashbuckling scenes of Red Cyrano will mix whip smart spoken dialogue with American Sign Language and cover issues of gender, ability/disability, and whether inner-goodness can overcome a “wolf-like exterior.” Our scenic design will feature deaf painters who paint the set live before the audience’s eyes to create the look of the “Rainbow City” associated with the Fair.

 

Combining the exciting courtship elements of Cyrano de Bergerac with the violent collision of Red Riding Hood, Red Cyrano will mix whip smart spoken dialogue with American Sign Language and cover issues of gender, ability/disability, and whether inner-goodness can overcome a “wolf-like exterior.” Our scenic design will feature deaf painters who paint the set live before the audience’s eyes to create the look of the “Rainbow City” associated with the Fair.

 

Combining the courtship elements of Cyrano de Bergerac with the violent collision of Red Riding Hood, Red Cyrano will mix whip smart spoken dialogue with American Sign Language and explore how language can overcome gender and disability.”

SCENE WORKSHOP

Round 1   Cyrano as master of language- focusing on the nose insult scene and the variety of language styles and choices.

Rehearsals:   March 26,27,28,29 and April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Invited Guest Performances: April 7, 8, 9

Round 2  Roxanne and Christian- focus on the unrequited love and the little red riding hood portion of the show.
Rehearsals: May 14,15,16,17,18, and 20,21,22,23,24,25
Invited Guest Performances:  May 26, 27, 28 & June 2, 3, 4

FULL PERFORMANCES

Feb 10- March 11th, 2018

Location TBD

 

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