Eric Hissom as the title character in "Cyrano" running now through April 15, 2012.
by Catherine Logan, Marketing Assistant
It is no secret here at Arden Theatre Company how much I love the story of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. I knew that once I heard the announcement of our 2011-12 Season, Cyrano Translated and Adaptated by Michel Hollinger and Aaron Posner would be my favorite production this year. This classic story of unrequited love, beautiful daring poetry, and exciting swordplay captured my heart at a very young age when I read Rostand’s famous work in Mr. Leventhal’s Honors English class in Middle School.
We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback for this production. Here is what some of our audiences have to say:
We loved Cyrano. What a great adaptation and what great acting. You know what they say about a great show. Make them laugh, Make them cry and send them home happy. -Dennis, Havertown, PA
I was very very pleased with the play. Each character was wonderful and unique. The actor portraying Cyrano was magnificent. Kudos to him. -Gail, Cherry Hill, NJ
Wow! I attended with my husband and my daughter who is 9. Cyrano is a favorite story with all of us. We really, really enjoyed the show which prefectly captured the comedy and tragedy of the story. -Lhianna, Philadelphia, PA
Roxane (Jessica Cummings) falling in love with Christian (Luigi Sottille). Little Does she know it is Cyrano (Eric Hissom) who is teaching Christian how to woo her.
This is the third or fourth production of the play that I’ve seen, not counting reading Rostand in French and the various films. They are all different. Yours was probably the funniest. This is not a put-down of Eric Hissom, who did a terrific job in the lead, but usually the actor who plays Cyrano is a really good-looking fellow who just has a large nose, whereas in your production, Hissom looks more like an ordinary guy, proboscis or no, so he is more believable in the role. -Joan, Blackwood, NJ
I had come home for spring break from my college (University of Southern California) really craving a good night of theatre…and Cyrano was that and much more.…my only complaint about Cyrano was that it ended. -Zach, Philadelphia, PA