Cyrano NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
6%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

The poet with panache–and a legendary nose–plays anew under the Theater Tent. Longtime HVSF company member Jason O’Connell leads a five-person cast as Cyrano, the brilliant thinker, wordsmith, and swordsman.

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Member Reviews (32)

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431 Reviews | 93 Followers
77
Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Jason O'Connell and his quirkiness. There is humor in this drama brought about by a talented and fun cast.

Don't see it if You want a straight version of Cyrano. They make some interesting choices that seemed to be played just for the laugh vs for the story.

346 Reviews | 86 Followers
78
Delightful, Ambitious, Romantic, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solid adaptation at a wonderful venue. You enjoy adaptations that are anachronistic.

Don't see it if You dislike anachronisms in adaptations. You dislike plays where supporting characters are largely caricature. Read more

292 Reviews | 43 Followers
83
Exquisite, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You are up for a take on the original that is clever & entertaining. Great setting & fine actors!

Don't see it if You prefer sitting in a theater to being in a natural setting

225 Reviews | 56 Followers
86
Jason o'connell rocks as always, Bring mosquito repellent, Don't miss it, Fantastic interpretation

See it if C it 2 laugh widely & cry freely at the same play To appreciate a take on Cyrano that is faithful to heroics & romance but has a fresh wit

Don't see it if If you don't like tom foolery or intentionally over the top performance, or if you might be turned off by a somewhat indulgent adaptation Read more

182 Reviews | 81 Followers
82
Missing some of the grand rhetoric that makes the original soar, Bucolic setting, O'connell ideally cast, Inventive paring down of outsized romantic saga

See it if for a pleasant evening in Boscobel's tent to enjoy a grand old warhorse stripped down to its essentials by a winning company of 5 actors

Don't see it if you don't like anachronisms, require spectacle, or aren't willing to have a classic slapped around a bit to fit the demands of reduced cast Read more

175 Reviews | 58 Followers
77
They try hard, Uneven, Ambitious, Gorgeous setting

See it if seeing a show at boscobel is about more than just the theater - the picnic on the hudson and the unbelievable setting elevates everything

Don't see it if The acting is uneven, the sets and props are amateurish but they try to bring humor and modernize these classics for wide appeal.

171 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like drama 'light' done in that unique way which HVSF does so well with a great cast and an amusing touch. This is well worth the trip.

Don't see it if If you like your drama 'straight' with a large cast and all characters 'in character' and you can't be bothered to travel to Cold Spring NY.

167 Reviews | 18 Followers
86
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Traditional classical productions without In your face political correctness as a subplot. Fine acting and staging in a bucolic venue

Don't see it if Only interested in fluff Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
August 21st, 2019

"A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’: Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers’s adaptation of 'Cyrano de Bergerac' at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival asks us not to take anything at face value."
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BroadwayWorld
July 6th, 2019

"'CYRANO' at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival"
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