In Two River Theater's new adaptation of the classic comedy and romance, Jason O’Connell ("Noises Off" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor") leads a five-person cast as the brilliant thinker, wordsmith, and swordsman. More…
From the show:
“This Cyrano is a mischievously clever concoction brimming with romance, comedy, tragedy and ticklish farce all at once.” —On Stage
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).
See it if You are a fan of reduced cast productions of classic plays, this has only 5 actors
Don't see it if You expect Rostand, this adaptation bounces between comedy and drama awkwardly , don't expect Fiasco or Bedlam .
See it if love Cyrano and simply MUST see the balcony scene again. This was my 3rd time seeing a production and that's the only memorable scene.
Don't see it if are expecting a charming farce. The humor is forced and the adaptation a missed opportunity. Actors are fine, but below TRT usual quality.
See it if want to see a pleasant and mostly funny new adaptation of Rostand acted by a small game cast; "Bedlam light"
Don't see it if want more poetry and more theatrical surprises
See it if You want enjoy an energetic adaption of this wonderful play
Don't see it if You don’t like outstanding acting and don’t want to be engaged in every minute of this play
See it if You like classical theater cleverly presented with excellent acting by a small cast.
Don't see it if You are looking for a contemporary, edgy night of theater.
See it if You enjoy a classic with a twist. The show's first act was very funny and acting was excellent.
Don't see it if You are easily thrown off or confused by a giant change between acts. The 2nd act abandoned all humor and witty dialog.
See it if you love the Cyrano story and are interested in seeing an updated adaptation in an intimate theater.
Don't see it if You only want to see the original version.
See it if You enjoy clever takes on classic plays. If you are a romantic. If you enjoy witty, intelligent dialogue and dashing swordplay.
Don't see it if You are easily confused by actors taking on multiple roles. If you do not like romantic, swashbuckling, romantic French tales.
See it if the idea of refreshing Cyrano de Bergerac in several imaginative & successful ways intrigues or delights you.
Don't see it if you only want another staging of the same old Cyrano.
See it if Cyrano was hilarious and witty, and poignant and compelling. The performance was so well-acted. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate intelligent comedic dialogue.