Aquila Theatre is based in both New York and London and, being dual in nature, brings not one but two productions to Diana Wortham Theatre this weekend. On Friday, Feb. 1 it’s Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, “One of the most famous romantic adventures in world literature,” according to press. French sailor and swordsman Cyrano keeps his love for the beautiful Roxanne a secret because he believes his huge nose will turn her off. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 2, Aquila presents the Shakespeare comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, a “timeless battle of the sexes.” 8 p.m. nightly. Pre-show discussion for ticket holders at 7 p.m. $15/$30/$35. http://www.dwtheatre.com.
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