Already closed | 2h 10m | Midtown W


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Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Cliched

About the show

Resonance Ensemble presents 'Burning,' a contemporary re-imagining of the french classic 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' More…

In 'Burning,' Cyrano has become Cy, a woman kicked out of the Army for being gay, who, like Cyrano, suffers from insecurity that prevents her from pursuing love. The play is not only a fresh take on the Cyrano story, it tackles critical contemporary issues of gender inequality, discrimination based on sexual orientation, and military abuse.

2h 10m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

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Relevant, Intelligent, Cliched

Cliched, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You have a free night and want to see a showcase of some decent acting.

Don't see it if If you have incredibly high standards for plays.

February 8th, 2016
"Ms. Lazarus’s clever adaptation is smoothly suited to our times; it’s so much easier for a verbally challenged suitor to fake it in the electronic age...Zachary Clarence serves partly as comic relief but gives a lusciously layered performance. Ms. Curtin is at her best when Cy is quiet and offha...
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February 8th, 2016
"'Burning' should be seen for its innovations and its vital subject matter which is housed in an intriguing, if wobbly, reverse set-up of 'Cyrano.' The characters are at times powerful, while at others they are inelegantly drawn...A tendency toward heavy-handedness which dulls the effectiveness o...
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February 10th, 2016
"'Burning' gives Cyrano a gender-bending, American twist...There's no question that Catherine Curtin as Cy is the real stand-out. She melts into her character and is utterly convincing as the army sergeant whose promising career was cut short by being too outspoken about her own sexual orientatio...
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February 10th, 2016
"A play filled with four letter words and so much non eloquence that Edmond Rostand would be rolling in his grave. Gone is the romantic poetry in lieu of a implausible lesbian plot line...The language is stilted, clunky, forced and as unromantic as you can get...This play takes on too many issues...
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