A Tale of Unrequited Love Opens at Bergen

Alexander Preziosi, of Maywood, as Cyrano; Sela Ghougasian, of Emerson, as Roxane; and Cole Mantas of Washington Township as Christian.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Can love survive superficial and physical limitations? The answer will be revealed when the Bergenstages theatre troupe performs “Cyrano De Bergerac” beginning Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergen Community College’s Ender Hall Lab Theatre (400 Paramus Road).

Written by Edward Rostand, this 1897 French classic is a timeless tale of wordplay and swordplay. Cyrano, a soldier in the French Army, is a talented musician and poet but lacks self-confidence because of his physical appearance. He is afraid to express his love for the beautiful Roxanne, who is torn between Cyrano and Christian, a handsome cadet.

The performance includes an updated version of the story, adapted by playwright Michael Hollinger and director Aaron Posner.

The show runs Friday, Feb. 22, Saturday, Feb. 23, and Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, March 2 matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Ender Hall Lab Theatre.

Show ticket prices for the general public are $15, with discounts offered to senior citizens, Bergen faculty and students. For additional information, please call (201) 447-7428 or visit tickets.bergen.edu.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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