Ten actors, two thousand lines, fifty characters... Did you say excess?
Fervent defenders of a popular theatre of today, the actors of the amiable youth celebrate in Cyrano this cardinal figure of resistance - joyful - to the established order.
A swordsman and a rhetorician, a colossus but a monster of delicacy, an unhappy lover who gives short shrift to someone more attractive - but less eloquent - than himself... Cyrano is for ever this henager character, idealist to the point of sacrifice, who inflames the heart and imagination of each new generation... Edmond Rostand may have written the text in the middle of his life, but Cyrano is a work of youth... that of its recipients. The company of the amiable youth of Lazare Herson-Macarel was not mistaken. Fiery, generous, unstoppable, this is the kind of wood this team is made of... And to serve a text so full of laughter, tears, fights and gallops, it is a kind of "theatre of trestles" that she serves us. The trestles will not support the stage but will rather be in battle on the stage, to set the scene, from Roxanne's balcony to the siege of Arras; a direct simplicity and without artifice is the order of the day. Eddie Chignara plays a mature and nuanced Cyrano who draws the young cast along with him. And as if to salute the duality between heroism and melancholy of Rostand's hero, the rhythm is given to the stage by a baroque duet of viola da gamba... and drums. From the beginning to the end of the performance, this Cyrano has us excited, and in the end, he touches us!