Introducing Cisco Saavedra as "La Bret" in Cyrano de Bergerac
Welcome back to our Debuting Artist blog series! OpenStage is home to many incredible artists, some who have worked with the company for years and others who are brand new. This week we introduce Cisco Saavedra, playing La Bret and Porte de Nesle Ambusher in Cyrano de Bergerac.
Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, your hobbies, past work, fun facts, or anything that comes to mind!
What made you decide to audition for Cyrano? What was the audition like?
I hadn't done any acting since moving here. When I saw one of my bucket list shows was auditioning, I knew it was time to get back on the stage.
Tell me about the character you play in the show.
Le Bret is the best friend of Cyrano and one of the only people who can be completely honest with him. He's a bit of a curmudgeon, but he has a soft spot for the insane antics of Cyrano.
How has your experience with OpenStage been so far?
Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and kind, it's been a great experience for me so far.
What is your favorite thing about acting?
What can audiences look forward to in Cyrano de Bergerac?
It's a wildly fun show that I think everyone will find something to enjoy in. I mean—Love, Swords, Poetry. What's not to love?
Do you have any upcoming projects after Cyrano?
I don't have anything on the books for my next project, but I've definitely gotten the bug back and will be looking to do another show soon.
Come see Cisco and the rest of the cast in Cyrano de Bergerac, opening July 8th!
Cyrano de Bergerac
Directed and Adapted by Judith Allen
July 8 – July 30, 2022
A sophisticated turn of phrase ... or ... a pretty face? Which will Roxane choose?
Larger than life Cyrano ‒ soldier, philosopher, poet and adventurer ‒ is in love with the resplendent Roxane. Hampered by his self-perceived lack of beauty due to his absurdly large nose, Cyrano offers handsome fellow cadet, Christian, his poetic mastery of language to woo his beloved Roxane. As she falls under the spell of Cyrano’s beautiful letters, believing they are coming from Christian’s beautiful face, war propels the love triangle beyond whimsical antics into love and heartbreak. Full of wordplay and swordplay, as well as the most famous nose in history, Cyrano is a night of comedy, mistaken identity, and romantic tragedy under the stars. Walk-in, bike in or drive-in! Featuring nightly food trucks.