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Cyrano (NJ)

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

About the show

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).


Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging
86
Avg Score

76
Disappointing, Slow, Romantic, Ambitious, Clever

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 .

88
Ambitious, Delightful, Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you want to see good, albeit unknown, actors for a reasonable price

Don't see it if you are expecting the standard telling of the story

65
Awkward inclusion of contemporary songs/references, Below two rivers usual standards, Underwhelming cast, Little cleverness, Scattershot

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.

82
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a contemporary adaptation that is clever, yet at times over the top. Great Acting

Don't see it if if you are a classics purist

75
Great acting, Refreshing, Romantic, Entertaining, Funny

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

95
Must see, Masterful, Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Clever

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.

98
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy the classics with minimal updating. Also if you like comedy and swordplay.

Don't see it if You want a modernization to today or if you hate costumed pieces

Also Must say, I was a bit annoyed about the ‘intro gimmick.’ Why not say y... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

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.

100
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy great wit and gorgeous adaptations of timeless classics.

Don't see it if You don’t like a good love story.

97
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

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.

89
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

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.

88
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a classic well done.

Don't see it if Just like modern stuff.

75
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a light, slightly romantic, staging of an old idea.

Don't see it if You prefer play-with-a-message type work. This is not heavy-duty.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

100
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy a fast paced production with great acting.

Don't see it if you can't follow actors changing quickly from one role to another


October 5th, 2019
"'CYRANO' at Two River Theater is a Brilliant Adaptation of the Classic French Tale"
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October 1st, 2019
"'Cyrano' is a revised classic filled with romance, humor, and panache"
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October 4th, 2019
"Meredith McDonough’s direction is flawless, often brilliant, when it comes to on stage costume changes, entrances and exits, and the opening and closing business. Don’t be late, trust me."
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