Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one colossal problem: his nose, rendering him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a handsome, yet tongue-tied, young cadet equally smitten by Roxane. Surely together this unlikely pair can win the fair maiden’s heart. A cast of five plays a multitude of roles in this imaginative version of the classic tale. Rostand’s 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac, is a classic of the stage at almost operatic proportions – this fantastic retelling by O’Connell & Withers brings the story into the 21st Century. Directed by Artistic Director Robert Walsh – Cyrano runs July 13 through August 11th at Gloucester Stage. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.