POTSDAM -- The Community Performance Series will kick off October with two performances by the Aquila Theatre Company. The Series will feature "Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives" Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and "Cyrano de Bergerac" Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
"Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives" will be performed Oct. 1 in the community room of the Trinity Episcopal Church. No tickets are required.
"Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives" will include a staged reading from Greek drama, performed by five professional actors. The reading will be followed by a post-show discussion opportunity between the actors and audience.
The Aquila actors will also offer an opportunity to participate in a mask acting masterclass following the performance. No prior acting experience is required to participate, and those who attend may choose to partake or simply watch. The masterclass will be followed by another interactive discussion.
The Community Performance Series presentation of Edmond Rostrand's play "Cyrano de Bergerac" will be held Oct. 2 in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. This production is part of the 2012-13 Guest Artist Series.
Cyrano is an excellent swordsman from Gascony. He is besotted with the beautiful and alluring Roxane, and yet, because of his famously huge nose, the forlorn Cyrano feels that he can never truly win her heart and keeps his love a secret. Cyrano befriends the handsome Christian de Neuvillette, who helps him woo Roxane by composing elegant love letters and teaching him the arts of eloquence, courtship and poetry.
To purchase tickets to "Cyrano de Bergerac" visit www.cpspotsdam.org or call the Box Office at 267-2277.