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).