Playing at the theatre du palais Royal until July 31, 2017
December 1897, Paris.
Edmond Rostand is a young playwrite. At 30 years of age, with a wife, two children to feed and deeply in debt, he has not written a single thing in the last two years. Filled with despair, he decides to present a new play to the famous actor, Constant Coquelin. He tells him about his new comedy, written in verse, which he plans to complete just in time for the holidays. The one thing he does not tell Monsieur Coquelin is that he has not written one line of it .... at all!
Despite all odds: impetuous actresses, rough and tough Corsican producers, his own jealous wife, his best friend's lovesick problems and the general dismissiveness of his entire entourage, Edmond sets off to write a play nobody cares about. The only thing he has to start with is the title: Cyrano de Bergerac.
The young playwrite and director Alexis Michalik wrote Edmond, inspired by the life of Edmond Rostand, who was the the author of Cyrano de Bergerac. Click on the photo above to see Alexis Michalik, (courtesy of Mary Brown photography).
"Edmond" is the story of an author in a play set between fiction and reality several days before the premiere of "Cyrano de Bergerac".
The quick pacing of events leading up to the opening performance night are filled with wit, humor and fun. The gorgeous historic Palais Royal theater helps the setting and the result is an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Go and see it if you can!