Now set in 1940's Manila, among young ROTC cadets and blushing collegialas, the play shows the innocence and freedom of a rising nation. Sarsuwela, harana, camaraderie, chivalry, passion and wit abound! However, World War II strikes and virtue, honor & love are tested, the young now forced to suddenly become men. The play moves to a time after the war, to a field of ruble, of forgotten memories and an ever-changing country. At the center of it all, the famous unrequited loves of Cyrano, Roxane and Christian.
CYRANO, with its use of rock-sarsuwela, creates a dialogue with the audience. Amidst the milieu, the music creates a conversation with the young through the engaging fusion of a rock band and a string quartet.
CYRANO is an engaging, meaningful and relevant play. Truly, it is a play of laughter, tears and panache.