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.
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
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 Read more
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
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 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
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.
"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."
"'CYRANO' at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival"