Cyrando de Bergerac Begins to Woo Houston Audiences Oct. 9

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The Alley Theatre production of Cyrando de Bergerac, featuring Jeffrey Bean, Justin Doran, Elizabeth Heflin and Josie de Guzman, begins performances Oct. 9.

Cyrano was originally scheduled to begin its Houston run Oct. 3; however, recovery efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Ike forced the creative team to delay performances. There will be no official opening for the production, which runs through Nov. 2.

Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd stages Brian Hooker's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's romantic classic that stars Bean in the title role.

The cast also features Heflin as Roxane, Doran as Christian, John Tyson as Ragueneau, James Black as Le Bret, Todd Waite as De Guiche and Tony nominee de Guzman as The Duenna with James Belcher as Ligniere, Elizabeth Bunch as The Orange Girl, Bettye Fitzpatrick as Mother Marguerite, Paul Hope as Montfleury, Chris Hutchison as Valvert, Philip Lehl as Marquis 2, Emily Neves as Sister Claire, Melissa Pritchett as Lise and David Rainey as Cuigy.

Press notes for the Alley production read: "The soulful poet/philosopher and dazzling swordsman Cyrano falls for the lovely Roxane, but ashamed of his large nose, Cyrano is unable to woo her. Instead, when he learns that Roxane loves the handsome but inarticulate Christian, Cyrano writes love letters to Roxane on Christian's behalf. She falls deeply in love with the author of the letters, unaware that Cyrano penned them."

Designing Cyrano are Hugh Landwehr (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Rui Rita (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (musical composition and sound design) and Brian Byrnes (fight direction). Tickets are available by visiting www.alleytheatre.org or by calling (713) 220-5700.

The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.

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