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