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Cyrano
By EDMOND ROSTAND
Translated and Adapted by MICHAEL HOLLINGER
Adapted and Directed by AARON POSNER
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
March 8 - April 15, 2012

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? Find out in this play full of wordplay and swordplay that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries!

Recommended for 6th grade and older.

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Aaron Posner has adapted nine different works at the Arden including My Name Is Asher Lev (2009). >>>>

Michael Hollinger has premiered seven plays here including Opus (2005). >>>>


Photos by Mark Garvin





Critical Acclaim–

"A sterling, illuminating new translation by Michael Hollinger...unfolds seamlessly under Aaron Posner's direction. A terrific cast with a sensibility that makes you feel as though you're sharing the stage as an onlooker. All a joy to watch - funny, touching, pathetic, kinetic. A story well told."
–Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]

"Arden Theatre Company’s adaptation turns Rostand’s relic into a swashbuckling tale of romance and adventure that is smart, funny and exhilarating theater… A swiftly moving juggernaut of a play that is equal parts adventure and romance, Cyrano is the rare production that will satisfy any theatergoer regardless of age or gender and easily ranks as one of the season’s most welcome surprises."
–Philadelphia Weekly   [Read More]

"A fairy tale for adults… Fluid and often funny…this Cyrano succeeds as both swashbuckling adventure and tragic love story. The Arden's production has what Cyrano calls "panache" — not just showiness, but a rightness fueled by skill and integrity."
–City Paper   [Read More]

"Brace yourself!  You are about to be treated to Cyrano. Clearly a winner in both a physical and verbal sense."
–KYW   [Read More]

"The new translation blends word play and sword fighting with ample doses of humor to tell the famous (and at times outlandish) story of the large-nosed Cyrano De Bergerac. Eric Hissom is masterful as Cyrano, dispatching enemies with his skilled swordsmanship and cleverly weaving words to mock, melt hearts, inspire and dazzle."
–Delaware County News Network   [Read More]

"In short, Hollinger gives his actors plenty to work with. As Cyrano, Eric Hissom takes advantage of the abundance with a magnificent performance of a complex character."
–Broad Street Review   [Read More]

"Arden's fast-moving version ends up having a strong emotional impact. A sprightly, touching, and highly enjoyable production."
–Talkin’ Broadway

"Cyrano at the Arden blew me away. Hissom owned it. He infused Cyrano with just the right amount of bravado and vulnerability. I can’t speak for the entire audience, but watching Hissom made me instantly in love with Cyrano all over again."
–Culture Mob   [Read More]



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Cyrano
Cast
David Bardeen (Ragueneau, Man, Philippe, Fighter)
Jessica Cummings (Roxane, Woman, Columbina)
Scott Greer (Desiree, Pickpocket, Montfleury, Bellerose, Marcel, Fighter)
Doug Hara (Ligniere, Citizen, Jacques, Jean-Pierre, Sister Marthe)
Eric Hissom (Cyrano)
Justin Jain (De Valvert, Etienne, Fighter)
Benjamin Lloyd (De Guiche, Gambler, Fighter)
Keith Randolph Smith (Le Bret)
Luigi Sottile (Christian, Actor, Arlecchino, Angry Subscriber, Fighter)

Scenic Designer
Daniel Conway
Costume Designer
Devon Painter
Lighting Designer
Thom Weaver
Sound Designer
James Sugg
Fight Director
Dale Girard
Associate Director
Matt Pfeiffer
Stage Managers
Stephanie Cook
Kelly O’Rourke



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