Join playwright and theater instructor Max Gutmann for a multi-media lecture and discussion about the greatest love story ever told. What makes Cyrano de Bergerac such a beloved play? Why would the author apologize to the show's first star for involving him in the production? In what ways is the play different from other popular love stories?
The talk includes filmed scenes from the American Conservatory Theater's 1972 production featuring Marsha Mason, and the Kevin Kline-Jennifer Garner Broadway version. There is also a brief snippet from the Jose Ferrer film.
Max Gutmann's plays have been performed throughout the US, garnering positive reviews in The Mercury News, the Orlando Sentinel and elsewhere. He has taught theater courses at several institutions and takes a particular interest in Shakespeare. One of his plays, What You Will: a Shakespearean Travesty, was written by cutting up Shakespeare's plays and reassembling the pieces. His book There Was a Young Girl from Verona contains limericks about each Shakespeare play.
Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
$15 or one punch of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card. Pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]