Being Cyrano (Dans la peau de Cyrano)

being cyrano de bergerac
Théâtre Lucernaire

Jusqu'au 9 décembre 2021

Anglais

Lieu

Théâtre Lucernaire
53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris
Capacité 118 sièges

Durée

1 hour and 15 minutes

No intermission


Détails

One-man-show

Suitable for all ages

100% in English


Vous allez adorer

One man, seven characters in this behind-the-scenes look at the story behind the story of French theatrical hero, Cyrano de Bergerac. Colin is starting in a new school, and when everyone finds you to be a little 'different,' becoming an adult becomes even harder. It is here that young Colin meets his mentor, who will introduce him to the world of theatre and let his imagination run wild. His first creation? A certain ample-nosed sword-wielding poet of course. 

Résumé

Young Colin, often ostracised for his 'differences,' has recently discovered his hidden admiration for the theatrical arts. In a revelation, Colin created the character of Cyrano de Bergerac, with whom he shares many commonalities. From his handicap and his solitude, to his incapacity to express his true feeling to the ones he loves. Under the guidance of his theatre teacher, Colin will completely submerge himself in Cyrano's skin. Will Colin and Cyrano finally learn to accept themselves as they are?

 

A comic yet poetic performance, one incredible actor embodies seven characters to portray how the legendary Cyrano de Bergerac came to life. The original Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rothstand was first performed in 1897 and has inspired numerous sbsequent works, including the play and feature film Edmond, by Alexis Michalik. This contemporary piece has been performed over 600 times, and now lands at Paris' Lucernaire Theatre, just steps from the Luxembourg Gardens.

Avis

A little gem

 

A man of theatre, what talent, he definitely brings you on a journey, so believable! He is observant and talented, a noble backstory and comforting vision. I first went with a friend and I returned with my two children ages 11 and 20.

PierJak
2 years ago

Exceptional

 

A wonderful performance, truly. The actor is perfect, he plays I don't even know how many characters with finesse. The story is touching, I regret not seeing it sooner, I will be following this talented actor, BRAVO

babouli
2 years ago

Wonderful moment

My friends and I left in tears, it's intelligent, moving and funny, a wonderful moment at the theatre. Bravo and thank you! 

75Mry
2 years ago

Théâtre Lucernaire

53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris

En 1975, ce centre culturel moderne fut créé dans une ancienne usine de chalumeaux au cœur de la capitale, après avoir été délogé de force de son emplacement originel pour laisser place à la construction de la tour Montparnasse. L’objectif des fondateurs du Lucernaire était de créer un espace partagé de culture urbaine et ils ont réussi. Gérard Depardieu y est monté sur scène. En plus des spectacles, vous pourrez au sein du théâtre visiter leurs expositions d’art moderne, assister à une projection cinématographique ou encore manger dans le restaurant. Vous croiserez peut-être aussi le chemin d’un des comédiens au bar ou sur la terrasse du théâtre ! En outre, le théâtre organise régulièrement des déclamations poétiques et des lectures théâtrales publiques, des concerts et des débats, entièrement dédiés à toutes les formes d’expression artistique modernes. Ce qu’il y a de plus exceptionnel encore au Lucernaire, c’est sa disposition. Lorsque vous y entrez, vous pénétrez dans une cour intérieure / extérieure privée, équipée de bancs, menant à des salles de cinéma et de spectacles, à un restaurant, à un bar et à une terrasse. Cette dernière s’étale souvent dans la rue et les clients s’arrêtent pour y boire un verre après le travail et s’abreuver de culture.

 

Le nom judicieux de « Lucernaire » dérive de la pratique liturgique antique du lucernarium, un rite consistant à allumer une lampe à la tombée du jour, soit l’heure précise à laquelle de nombreux théâtres ouvrent leurs portes. Avec sa cour pavée et sa fontaine Wallace classique, ce lieu vous transportera dans les années 1920-30, époque d’exploration artistique et de célébration de la culture sous toutes ses formes.

 

En quelques mots

Capacité : 118

Accès handicapé : malheureusement non

Climatisé : oui

FAQ

How do I get to the theatre?

The Théâtre Lucernaire is accessible by lines 12 and 4, and the nearest metro stations are Vavin and Notre Dame des Champs. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I purchase a programme?

Tickets for Being Cyrano do not include a show programme.

How long does the show last?

The show lasts one hour and fifteen minutes with no intermission.

Can I eat in the neighbourhood before or after the show?

The Théâtre Lucernaire has its very own bar for a drink before or after the show. Take a step outside and you'll find yourself in the heart of the Latin Quarter with a wide selection of options, steps away from the Luxembourg Gardens or the bustling Montparnasse district.

Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Both! Being Cyrano has been appreciated by French audiences for years, and we're thrilled the team has decided to transform the show into a bilingual work of art! Performances 100% in English mean everyone can discover the world of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”