Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano, bearer of literature’s most famous protruding proboscis, knows the gigantic nose on his face will always overshadow the heart on his sleeve. So large-nosed Cyrano finds a unique way to express his love for his cousin Roxane—ventriloquist-style. This is the classic tale of unrequited love, one filled with poetic longings, tragic turnabouts, humorous moments and great swashbuckling fight scenes. Actor John Pribyl is an achingly good Cyrano, using his rapier wit as a heartbreaking foil for his true romantic longings, all the while quietly revealing the crushing hurt he holds. STC’s production is handsome with an impressive set, beautiful costumes and the wonderful addition of a classical guitarist who plays period music throughout the production.
Sacramento Theatre Company, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $15-$38. 1419 H Street, (916) 443-6722 or (888) 4-STCTIX. www.sactheatre.org. Through April 13.