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Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Friday

Christian (Nick Mead) woos the fair Roxane (Frances Devanbu) as Cyrano (Antonio de Loera-Brust) looks on, heartbroken, in the Acme Theatre Company production of "Cyrano," opening Friday, Jan. 6, at the Veterans' Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’

When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15

Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; the Jan. 8 matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance

Info: Visit www.acmetheatre.net

Adventure, comedy, romance and, above all, honor are featured in Acme Theatre Company’s production of “Cyrano,” opening Friday.

Curtain time is 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

“Cyrano,” by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Barry Kornhauser, features a world bustling with swashbuckling heroism and political intrigue, in which the soulful poet and dazzling swordsman Cyrano pines for his beautiful cousin Roxane, yet is too ashamed of his large nose to tell her.

Instead, Cyrano pens love letters to her in the name of the man she loves, the handsome, but tongue-tied Christian.

The cast includes Antonio de Loera-Brust as Cyrano de Bergerac, Nick Mead as Christian de Neuvillete, Frances Devanbu as Roxane, Raphael Gorga as Ragueneau, Alex Clubb as Comte de Guiche, Emma Soberano as Le Bret, Deanna Gee as Duenna and Jake Kelly as Vicomte de Valvert.

Other cast members include Millicent George, Will Ebeler, Eden Tomich, Miki Benson, Becca Buer, Callie Miller, Sean Pendergrass and Ben Canning.

Emily Henderson directs the production, with stage management by Alina Lusebrink.

“Cyrano” is Acme’s 107th show. The company has provided theater opportunities for Davis teenagers for the past 32 years.

Since 1981, more than 3,000 young people in Davis and Yolo County have participated in Acme productions. The only Sacramento area community theater group run exclusively by and for high school-age students, Acme is fully self-supporting, deriving funds from ticket sales and from its summer youth drama program.

The company presents three to four productions each year, drawing from the best dramatic literature from around the world. Acme has concentrated on presenting plays with themes relevant to our community, our nation and our world.

Recent productions have included Acme alum Braindaniel Oglesby’s “Shane of Third Street,” Mary Zimmerman’s “The Secret in the Wings,” Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” Naomi IIzuka’s “Anon(ymous),” Ken Ludwig’s “The Three Musketeers,” William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” and “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” a self-written production of 30 plays in 60 minutes.

Notable past productions include “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman, an examination of hate crime; Wendy Mcleod’s “The Water Children,” a drama concerning abortion rights; Acme’s earlier production of Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters”; and “A Carnival of Follies,” an original comedy by retired Davis High School teacher Dave Burmester, the artistic director of Acme for 28 years.

“Cyrano” tickets are $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Sunday’s matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance.

For more information, call (530) 400-2781 or visit www.acmetheatre.net.

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