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. More…
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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 his own 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. Can she sniff out the truth in this sophisticated suitor’s heart before it’s too late?
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
See it if you enjoy a unique theatre experience on a beautiful hudson valley night and can appreciate a very hard working cast with a lot of dialogue
Don't see it if you can't embrace and support innovative regional productions that deserve an appreciative audience and if you need air conditioned space
See it if want to see a stripped-down and entertaining version this classic tale in one of the best & unique outdoor locations for theatre in New York
Don't see it if you want to see the best of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival productions - and if you like your theatre indoors.
See it if You love the original classic but always yearned for the classic’s emotional size without the fustian. Terrific acting. Jason splendid.
Don't see it if You don’t want to both laugh and cry.
See it if You want to go to a beautiful place to see a show!
Don't see it if A tad overlong. Play is in the thrust, but staged for a proscenium, so I wouldn’t recommend sitting on the sides.
See it if You enjoy great performance - Jason O'Connell is remarkable and George Merrick shows off his skill and experience with great flair
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional adaptation, this is a cross between Steve Martin's Roxanne and the classic or if you dislike outdoor venue
See it if You enjoy classic style comedies with modern day raunch and humor, great ensemble acting, and comedy bits.
Don't see it if You prefer contemporary language and story lines, dramatic works, or dislike adaptations.
See it if You like classics delivered creatively and playfully; enjoy grand romance, swashbuckling sword action, and humor
Don't see it if You want a strictly period-accurate piece in language, setting, and structure
See it if You like outdoor theater, unique staging, 5 person cast, great story and retelling of a classic. Great acting , fun night
Don't see it if Don’t like 5 person cast each playing multiple roles, has a contemporary spin so don’t see if want precise retelling of original story
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