Deerfield Valley Players perform ‘Cyrano’

WILMINGTON — Cyrano, the 1973 Broadway musical that starred the late Christopher Plummer, will be performed by the Deerfield Valley Players at Memorial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 19, Friday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

As described in a news release, Cyrano is “a beguiling musical for sentimentalists of all ages, with great fun in its swashbuckling swordplay and lovers' deceptions. It is flamboyant, witty, and filled with that indefinable quality Cyrano calls 'panache.'”

Director for the show is Reed Brown, with Barbara Lipstadt as musical director, Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette as costume designer, John Iverson as technical director, and Hope Etheridge as production manager. Music is by Michael Lewis. Lyrics are by Anthony Burgess, whose book of the show is based on his translation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.

Cyrano will be played by John Iverson, with Kate Brown as Roxana, and Michael Duffin as Christian de Neuvillette.

Other members of the cast are Paul Jensen as Captain Le Bret, George Adair as Ragueneau, Robert Wellington as Count de Guiche, Patrice Schneider as Duenna, Eithne Eldred as Mother Superior, Joanne Bourbeau as Montfleury, and Caden Adair, Carrie Blake, Jack Mosher, and Jerry Mosher as musketeers.

Parker and Claire Brown will be pages, and Reed Brown is the fight choreographer.

The orchestra for the show will be Barbara Lipstadt, piano; Robin Matathias, flute; Bekka Eowind, violin; Pedro Pereira, cello; and Dave Durst, percussion.

The audience can choose between cabaret table seating with wine ($30) or regular seating ($15).

Tickets can be purchased at Tickets for regular seating can also be purchased at Bartleby's Books (17 W. Main St.) and at the box office the night of the performance.

Unvaccinated theatergoers are asked to wear masks. Socially distant seating will be available at Memorial Hall, which will be thoroughly cleaned after each performance.

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