CULTURE

Cyrano makes a return

he funny, romantic, heartwarming and at the same time tragic figure of Cyrano de Bergerac returns to the State Theater of Northern Greece following a 40-year-old absence. Edmond Rostand’s celebrated work is currently on stage at the Vassiliko Theater in Thessaloniki. A large cast, live music and period costumes come together under the direction of Evi Gavriilidi, narrating the story of the combatant and poet Hercule Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac. «Deformed and dreamy, yet fully aware of his tragic position, Cyrano turns into a hero who sacrifices himself in the name of authenticity and humanity,» notes the director. At the Vassiliko Theater, Cyrano is interpreted by Costas Santas. The play was translated by Stratis Paschalis, with costumes and set designs by Agni Doussi and music by Dimitris Maramis. Vassiliko Theater, Lefkos Pyrgos Square, Thessaloniki, tel 2310.288.000. To April 5.