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08/21/2013

The Chicago Dental Society recently announced plans for the final 2013 Special Event, Shakespeare on the Pier: A live production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac at the Shakespeare Theater, preceded by a private cocktail reception on Navy Pier Sunday, Oct. 13.

Join your colleagues at Riva, 700 E. Grand Avenue, beginning at 12:30 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The reception closes an hour later, giving everyone plenty of time to find thier seats at the Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Avenue, for the 2 p.m. performance.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a nobleman whose gift for romance is shadowed by his all-too-prominent nose. And the language he employs is nothing short of spectacular:  

  • "My wit is more polished than your mustache. The truth which I speak strikes more sparks from men's hearts than your spurs do from the cobblestones." 
  • "God's whiskers! Your face is hideous as the demon's in my storybook!" 
  • "You're a genuinely good man. There aren't many of you left." 
  • "And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love.' A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee's brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover's lip: 'Forever.'" 

 And this blogger’s personal favorite: "I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!"

CDS President David Fulton Jr. selected a production at the Shakespeare Theater specifically to recreate the magic of the 2013 Midwinter Meeting, which carried the theme of A Midwinter Night’s Dream.

“It’s time we come full circle with my Shakespearean Dream theme and there is no better way then experiencing live theater first-hand at the gorgeous Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier,” Dr. Fulton said. “I invite everyone out for a beautiful afternoon of cocktails, Cyrano de Bergerac, and an inside look at what helped inspire my ‘Dream.’”

CDS members only may purchase two tickets to this event in the CDS Store.  Seating is limited, so act quickly. Or, as Cyrano said,

"There. There is our soul. The same reed, the same fingers which have piped us into combat, call us softly home, in our thoughts. This is no longer the shrill call to attack, it is every shepherd who ever inhabited our land, whispering his sheep to fold. Listen. It is your hillside, your earth, your forest--your younger brother, suntanned under his red woolen cap. It is the green solitude of nights you spent beside the Sordogne. Listen my countrymen. It is our country calling."

 

 

 

 

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