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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 36, Episode 7 Cyrano de Bergerac

First Aired: January 7, 2009

Kevin Kline stars as the title character in a production of Edmond Rostand's classic "Cyrano de Bergerac," which features Jennifer Garner as his cherished Roxane, whom he feels unable to pursue due to his oversized nose. As a result, he writes her poems and love letters in the name of his friend Christian (Daniel Sunjata), whom she has confided in him that she loves. Adapted and translated by Anthony Burgess. From the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

Guest Cast

Kevin Kline Cyrano de Bergerac
Ginifer King Actress/Sister Claire
Thomas Schall Theatregoer/Poet/Gascony Cadet
Peter Jay Fernandez Carbon de Castel-Jaloux/Drunkard
Lucas Papaelias Page/Cook/Guitar Player, Drums
Piter Marek Marquis de Brissaille/Gascony Cadet
Tom Bloom Montfleury/Porter/Gascony Cadet
Concetta Tomei Roxane's Duenna/Sister Marthe
Chris Sarandon Comte de Guiche
Nance Williamson Lise/Mother Marguerite
Euan Morton Ligniere/Theophraste Renaudot
Daniel Sunjata Christian de Neuvillette
MacIntyre Dixon Jodelet/A Capuchin/Gascony Cadet