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

Starring “the terrific Jason O’Connell…this adaptation is freewheeling but ultimately true to the original’s deep romanticism.”The New Yorker

“This Cyrano is a mischievously clever concoction brimming with romance, comedy, tragedy and ticklish farce all at once.”—OnStage

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.

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.


SPECIAL PERFORMANCE DATES

Opening Night: Friday, Sep 27 at 7:00 PM
Play Date: Saturday, Sep 28 at 3:00 PM
Post-Play Discussions: Wednesday, Oct 2 at 7:00 PM | Sunday, Oct 6 at 3:00 PM | Wednesday, Oct 9 at 1:00 PM
Relaxed Performance: Saturday, Oct 5 at 3:00 PM
Audio Described Performance: Wednesday, Oct 9 at 1:00 PM
Open Captioned and Sign Interpreted Performance: Saturday, Oct 12 at 3:00 PM

 

Watch the Trailer
Meet the Artists
JASON O’CONNELL
Cyrano
LUIS QUINTERO
Christian
BRITNEY SIMPSON
Roxane, Ensemble
CHRIS THORN
Montfleury/Count DeGuiche
NANCE WILLIAMSON
La Bret, Duenna
Meet the Creatives
BRENDA WITHERS
MEREDITH MCDONOUGH
KRISTEN ROBINSON
JESSICA WEGENER SHAY
PAUL TOBEN
PALMER HEFFERAN
STEPHANIE KLAPPER 
JANELLE CASO
HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Photos
HVSF_Cyrano_Jason O'Connell as Cyrano_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
Audience Extras
Inside Two River
Inside Two River is a series of arts & humanities events—specially curated for each of our productions. Multiple events take place each month and most are free. Check out our upcoming events and community gatherings for CYRANO and more!

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