Inspired by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Burning follows lesbian ex-Army sergeant Cy who uses a young soldier to profess her true feelings to the woman they both love. Fresh from the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military, Cy builds her own world of secrets and lies even as she battles a former adversary with far-ranging and tragic results. From the author of the wacky and wonderful Matter Familias, this witty, word-wise romance is also deeply passionate and hard-hitting. Burning will make you think twice before you keep quiet about injustice. And if you ever hesitated to speak your love, you won’t want to wait another minute.
Alexander Cook*, Ian Michaels, Jessica Webb*, and Mal Malme as Cy.
Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215