"Being Cyrano" by Nicolas Devort
Acting Direction: Clotilde Daniault and Anna Cottis
A big hit at the Avignon OFF festival last summer, where it was performed for the sixth consecutive year. The play ‘Dans la peau de Cyrano/Being Cyrano’ is both an entertaining and moving production that presents Colin, a teenager who starts at a new school.
It’s not always easy making the transition into this big new world, especially, when you’re ‘different’. The road can be filled with terrible hazards. However, a key encounter with a drama teacher, a benevolent father like figure, takes him in a new direction, and one which will change his life.
It’s a funny and poetical show, where a single actor plays the wide assortment of colourful characters.
In this story everyone can find an echo that will have them reflect and consider their own experiences of ‘differences’.
Performed already over 600 times in several countries, this play pays tribute to a formidable friendship, voices the acceptance of differences, celebrates the experience of theater, and Edmond Rostand’s masterpiece. It also reflects upon a student’s school year and the decisive role that an educator can have.
The show "Being Cyrano" is performed every Tuesday at 8:00pm at the Lucernaire Theatre in Paris until March 12, 2019.
« Nicolas Devort spins through the different personalities with a wonderful and distinct set of accents, ticks and manners »
In the (French) Press
« A moving story and a great performance, with virtuoso acting of the alternating roles »
« A virtuoso and original one-man show »
« A real affection for this performance full of intelligence, finesse and originality. An incredible achievement that’s to be applauded. »
Soir Mag (Belgium)
« A particularly delicate and poetic play. Nicolas Devort the lone actor on stage, impersonates effortlessly all these teenagers, and acts also the admirable Drama teacher, helping them to become who they are. A teacher you’d wish to have in your memories, as a pupil. »
« The audience bursts into laughter from the very first minutes »
« Dazzling. In one word, Bravo ! »
Crédit photo Dominique Chauvin