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Cyrano: a love letter to a friendship (FringeNYC)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Relevant

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: A play about insecurity, ugliness, and butt-sex, 'Cyrano' is the story of two best friends whose world is shaken by the sudden arrival of a handsome stranger. More…

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From Grind Arts Company. Written by Sean Peter Drohan. Directed by Eamon Foley. Choreographer by Eamon Foley.


Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Relevant
70
Avg Score

60
Ambitious, Great direction, Unsatisfying, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you're interested in seeing a great idea for a show in an early stage of its development.

Don't see it if you'll be frustrated by a show that knows what story it's trying to tell but doesn't quite have the tools to compellingly tell it yet.

79
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Resonant

See it if A witty, contemporary gay take on Cyrano story almost buried under pretentious directorial concept

Don't see it if Bothered by use of gay sexual sterotypes to make sardonic points; graphic gay sexual situations

21
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal, Excruciating

See it if No reason to see it.

Don't see it if Want people who could act, movement that is good, or a story that makes sense.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You just want mindless, fun, semi-juvenile, gay entertainment, with Lego pieces! Hot bods!

Don't see it if You're anti-gay, anti semi-nudity, anti small venues, anti tight-seating, anti campy plays, and house music...

62
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining, Great set, Uninvolving

See it if you are young, horny, and eager to date but aren't sure how. I'm too old for the cliched experiences of this play.

Don't see it if you are expecting great acting or a super-sexy mysterious love interest. Neither found here.

83
Ambitious, Original, Thought-provoking, Great cast, Relevant

See it if you want to see an original, provocative, smart & entertaining take on contemporary gay life

Don't see it if you are easily shocked by everyday gay life; if you don't enjoy attractive men; if you need narrative simplicity; if you're a Rostand purist

92
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a quick witted sketch like one act on current gay life.

Don't see it if You expect a literal take on the Cyrano story.

80
Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You're a queer man, or know queer men, and are baffled by the hoops this community puts itself through.

Don't see it if You like your shows to be exceptionally polished, know nothing about modern young gay life. Knowing Cyrano de Bergerac is helpful.

85
Cute, sweet

See it if a cute show about gay roommates looking for love in a city filled with opportunities. cute, good cast.

Don't see it if you give money to the american family council

74
Clever, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Very different ideas and fun.

Don't see it if You can't think outside of the box!

95
Quirky, Original, Great dancing, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in love

Don't see it if you hate the gays.

50
Cliched

See it if you like cliched gay stereotypes

Don't see it if you're looking on a truly fresh take on a classic story


August 23rd, 2016
"Mr. Roberts and Mr. Frank both have Broadway credits, and the director-choreographer Eamon Foley has given them some impressive dance and movement sequences. But Rock, who of course attracts Cyrano, too, is blandly uninteresting beyond his musculature. If he’s going to threaten a friendship, his...
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August 16th, 2016
"Entertaining and provocative…The play delves into the nature and limits of friendship and unrequited love. Eamon Foley’s direction and choreography are first-rate...As both actor and playwright, Drohan is a thrilling find. His performance is nakedly brave (sometimes literally), and the truths he...
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August 17th, 2016
"It’s a novel idea to explore the romantic complications of Rostand’s play through the lens of gay men today, and Drohan and director/choreographer Eamon Foley succeed at times in capturing this confusing and often alienating world...However, Drohan seems more interested in exploring the theme of...
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August 26th, 2016
"Edmond Rostand, the author of 'Cyrano de Bergerac,' would certainly not recognize his classic plot, here put through a fantastical, gay ringer...The acting, limited by the Mr. Drohan’s casual stereotyping of sex-hungry gays with little else on their minds, was acceptable, with Mr. Frank having t...
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