CYRANO

By Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers
Adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Directed by Meredith McDonough
A co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER

“The essence of Rostand’s 1987 ‘heroic comedy’ — the wit, the heart, the pathos — remains intact in this incisive adaptation”
—The Boston Globe

Filled with wit and heart, this exuberant adaptation of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac is a delightful combination of comedy and romance. Jason O’Connell (Two River’s Noises Off and The Merry Wives of Windsor) leads a five-person cast as the larger-than-life Cyrano, the brilliant thinker, wordsmith, and swordsman. He’s a thorny romantic with an outsized reputation and a barely contained love for his childhood sweetheart, Roxane (Britney Simpson). Meredith McDonough will direct this co-production with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which will also feature Luis Quintero (Christian), George Merrick (De Guiche, Montfleury) and Nance Williamson (La Bret, Duenna).

Meet the Artists
JASON O’CONNELL
Cyrano
GEORGE MERRICK
Deguiche, Montfleury
LUIS QUINTERO
Christian
BRITNEY SIMPSON
Roxane, Ensemble
NANCE WILLIAMSON
La Bret, Duenna
Photos
HVSF_Cyrano_Jason O'Connell as Cyrano_Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_George Merrick as Montfleury_Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_Jason O'Connell as Cyrano with George Merrick as Montfleury__Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_Luis Quintero and Britney Simpson_Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_Jason O'Connell as Cyrano with Nance Williamson as La Bret_Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_Luis Quintero as Christian with Britney Simpson as Roxane_Photo by T. Charles Erickson
HVSF_Cyrano_Nance Williamson and Jason O'Connell_Photo by T. Charles Erickson