Cyrano de Bergerac

September 24

November 10, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by Edmond Rostand
translated and adapted for the stage
by Anthony Burgess
directed by Penny Metropulos

Immensely beautiful...Harry Groener again demonstrates his masterful way with language, and impressive grace.

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

The stars have aligned to reunite the actor-director team behind our wildly popular production of The Madness of George III. The illustrious Harry Groener, who took home the Best Actor Jeff Award for his turn as King George, will play the nobleman whose gift for romance is shadowed by his all-too-prominent nose. The brilliant director Penny Metropulos takes the helm of this enduring masterwork that speaks as directly to the heart today as it did more than 100 years ago. Featuring some of the most clever, touching lines ever written, this homage to poetry, love and panache reminds us that sometimes what you seek is right under your, well…nose.



Video: Cyrano de Bergerac Montage

Gallery: Cyrano de Bergerac

Audio: Pre•Amble by Stephen Bennett - October 13, 2013


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The Historical Cyrano

There are differences between Rostand’s imagined world and historical events, but art and history are two separate endeavors.
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A Scholar's Perspective

From the start, we see that Cyrano’s voice and body are layered things, compounded out of preternatural virtuosity and private pain.
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Interview with Penny Metropulos

Director Penny Metropulos sat down with Director of Education Marilyn Halperin to talk about her production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
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The Players

Creative Team

Penny Metropulos Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Susan E. Mickey Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

James Savage Sound Designer

Alaric Jans Composer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Rick Sordelet Fight Director


Richard Baird Montfleury

Dave Belden Musician/Poet

Ryan Bourque Viscount Valvert/Cadet

Ray Chapman Lignière

Kevin Cox Pickpocket/Poet/Cadet

Elliott Delman Musician/Poet

William Dick Theater Patron/Capuchin

Nick Dillenburg Christian

Michael Doonan  Jodelet/Cadet

Sean Fortunato Henri Le Bret

Aloysius Gigl Count de Guiche

Sara Griffin Précieuse/Lise/Sister Marthe

Harry Groener Cyrano de Bergerac

Erika Haaland Rose/Sister Claire

Ryan Hallahan Musketeer/Cadet

Julie Jesneck Roxane

Ross Lehman Ragueneau

Regina Leslie Musician/Poet

Brendan Marshall-Rashid Marquis/Cadet

Terrence Mosley Cuigy

Tyler Rich  Cadet

Wendy Robie The Duenna/Mother Marguerite

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