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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)


Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Relevant

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.

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.


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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