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VIDEO: ‘Burning’ Questions for OITNB’s Catherine Curtin; from Cyrano to Cy Finds New Social Commentary


By Steve Schonberg / Photo Credit: Jon Kandel

Now playing at the Theatre at St. Clement’s through February 28, Catherine Curtin (“Orange is the New Black,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) stars in Burning, a new play by Ginger Lazarus. A modern take on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, this thought-provoking piece places Cyrano’s insecurities on a woman named Cy, which prevent her from pursuing love. Through Lazarus’ lens, the story is told with a throbbing, contemporary pulse, when Cy gets kicked out of the army for being gay, and takes on the world with her words through blogging.

Center On The Aisle’s editor-in-chief, Steve Schonberg, sat down recently backstage with Curtin on opening night. She shared insight on the play, as well as some of the social issues embedded within it, and those she’s come to learn and become passionate about by playing Wanda Bell on Orange is the New Black.

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Catherine Curtin. Photo by Jon Kandel (2)

Resonance Ensemble Artistic Director, Eric Parness, was also on hand to share why the theatre company chose to produce Burning and present it in repertory with the original, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand as part of their 11th season, “The Language of Love.”

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.ResonanceEnsemble.org.


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