Edmond Rostand’s tale of chivalry and inner beauty has a firm place in the Western Canon by now, but the story is always ripe for retelling. As a master swordsman and brilliant courtier, Cyrano de Bergerac has few equals. Unfortunately for poor Cyrano, neither does his sizable sniffer.

Smitten with the fair Roxanne, he hides his feelings. But when Cyrano goes so far as to surreptitiously aid a more handsome dullard in his own pursuit of the lady, things go humorously awry.

Directed by Jim Faust, this initial JJP production of 2014 raises the curtain at 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday shows. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and military and $10 for students. For more info, call 251-471-1534 or go to www.joejeffersonplayers.com.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Where: Joe Jefferson Playhouse (11 S. Carlen St.)
When: Jan. 17–26