CAREY NICHOLSON,

General Manager/Artistic Director, Theatre3x60/Theatre on the Ridge

SCUGOG: Coming to Scugog Shores Museum Village, our all-new outdoor production, Cyrano tells the story of the original swashbuckling adventurer-poet. Cyrano de Bergerac reminds us of the tender sacrifices we make for those we give our hearts to. Director and adapter Liam Lynch invites audiences to celebrate, cherish and be part of this timeless tale, loosely based on the real-life Cyrano de Bergerac, a French novelist, playwright and duelist. Edmond Rostand’s classic tale of the consummate hero and underdog was first written and performed in 1897. Our original adaptation of this famous unrequited love story connects past and present love and is as potent now as it ever was.

Mr. Lynch has been part of Theatre on the Ridge since 2016 when he played Jesus in Godspell and composer Albert Adam in the Play’s The Thing. He returned in 2018 to play Tom in The Glass Menagerie. Cyrano marks Mr. Lynch’s debut as a director with the company.

The full 2022 summer acting ensemble will play the many colourful characters in this rich story onstage. Returning to Theatre on the Ridge in the title role of Cyrano is Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, previously seen as Charlie in Mary’s Wedding, Michael in Armstrong’s War and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Manon Ens-Lapointe (Mary in Mary’s Wedding, Vanda in Venus in Fur) and Nathan Simpson (Josh in Willow Quartet Musical, Walker in The Ends of The Earth) play Roxanne and Christian. No production of Cyrano would be complete without music. Local composer and actor Michael Williamson also returns to the Theatre on the Ridge stage, writing and performing the music in the production.

Cyrano takes place on the grounds of the Scugog Shores Museum Village, with performances running from August 16th to 20th and 23rd to 27th at 7:30 p.m. There is one matinee on Sunday, August 21st, at 2 p.m. General admission seating. Bring your own chairs. One Intermission. All ages.

Tickets are on sale at www.theatreontheridge.ca with special pricing for ages under 25, ‘Pay What You May Thursdays’, and group rates available.

Thanks to our season sponsors, Great Blue Heron Hotel and Town Trolley and our funders – Ontario Trillium Foundation, Central Counties Tourism and the Government of Canada.