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By Edmund Rostand
Translated by Michael Hollinger
Adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner
Directed by Steve O'Connell

March 3 – April 15, 2018

presented at Theater Wit,
1229 W Belmont Ave

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BoHo presents the Chicago premiere of this sharp, lean, nine-actor translation of Rostand’s immortal play. Set in 17th century France, Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul who is handicapped by a huge nose that makes him feel incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane. When he learns that Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other, he writes beautiful love letters for her suitor that lead to a tragic love triangle.

This new adaptation created by Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger (Ghost-Writer, Opus) and lauded director Aaron Posner (Stupid Fucking Bird, The Chosen, The Gift of Nothing) embraces the humanity and humor of the central story, staying true to Rostand’s poetry but dispensing with the pretention. “My goal was to release the energies of the play and make it feel immediate and accessible to a contemporary American audience,” Hollinger has said. “It was important to me that the play speak to us, here and now.”

  • Cyrano: Michael B. Woods
  • Roxane: Vahishta Vafadari
  • Christian: Zach Livingston
  • Le Bret: Stephen Peebles
  • De Guiche: Kristin Hammargren
  • Ragueneau: Matty Robinson
  • De Valvert: Christina Gorman
  • Ligniere: Henry Greenberg
  • Desiree: Eleanor Katz
  • Cyrano understudy: Will Burdin
  • Fight Choreography: Jon Beal
  • Scenic Designer: Patrick Ham
  • Lighting Designer: G. Max Maxin
  • Costume Designer: Christina Leinicke
  • Sound Designer: Joshua Wentz
  • Stage Manager: Dalton Long
  • Producer: Meg Love