Taraji P. Henson visited the cast and crew of CYRANO at The Fountain Theatre on June 1st. See a photo of her with the cast below!
Taraji was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for role of Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and co-starred in The Karate Kid. She now co-stars as a series regular on the TV Series Person of Interest on CBS.
Written by Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist) and directed by Simon Levy, Cyrano stars Deaf West actor Troy Kostsur in the title role as a brilliant deaf poet hopelessly in love with Roxy, a beautiful hearing woman. But Roxy doesn't understand sign language and instead loves Chris, his hearing brother. Can Cyrano express his love to Roxy with his hands? Or must he teach Chris to woo her, to “speak his words” for him? American Sign Language (ASL) becomes the language of love in this new spin on a classic love story.
Cyrano continues through July 8 at The Fountain Theatre, with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 2 pm. Tickets are $34; on Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $20 and seniors (over 62) are $25. For group discounts, call 323-663-1098. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call 323 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.
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