Chawanakee presents plays

-- Staff ReportApril 17, 2013 

Chawanakee Academy's Drama Club will offer dinner and a double feature Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 at North Fork Town Hall, 33507 Road 230. The club will present "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Her Heart Belongs to Heartburn."

Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening.

"Cyrano de Bergerac," a play written by Edmond Rostand in 1897, is a romantic comedy set in 17th century France. It is based loosely on a real life figure in 1640 France when the nobleman Hercule Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac is serving as a cadet in the French army.

A man of many talents, including dueling, poetry and music, de Bergerac suffers from an extreme lack of self confidence due to his oversized nose. His own self-doubts keep him from professing love to the beautiful and intellectual heiress Roxane and he finds himself agreeing to protect and aid the man for whom she confesses feelings, a fellow cadet named Christian.

"Her Heart Belongs to Heartburn" is a one act melodrama by Karen Fendrich. It is the story of Mary Belle who has inherited the Stagger Inn, but does not know that because her mean step-sisters and the sheriff have kept it from her. The sheriff is trying to force Mary Belle into a marriage when she is saved by Harry Heartburn, an unemployed deputy.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds from the event benefit the drama club.

Details: (559) 868-4200.

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