Cyrano de Bergerac

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2012

    What the popular press said...

    "Something like a hurricane whooshes through the house. It’s the kind of wind that makes jaded theatergoers widen their eyes and hold tight to their seats as it sweeps away cobwebs, preconceptions and dank mustiness. This gale force has a name, Douglas Hodge, and it is inhabiting, enlivening and almost exploding the title character."
    Ben Brantley for NY Times

    The show’s greatest asset is its man with the beak, Douglas Hodge."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "Excels at the comedy, it misses the target when it comes to the play’s somber side."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "This is a 'Cyrano' that sings."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "An extremely entertaining play, and this production allows the audience to enjoy it."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "The seduction is complete and we are hopelessly smitten."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "The acting is all very manly. No sissy stuff here aside from an occasional lace collar."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "While Hodge attacks the title role with formidable energy and inventiveness, his virtuosic display muffles the poetry of the play. The same goes in general for the pedal-to-the-metal approach of Jamie Lloyd’s unevenly cast production."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "A lack of restraint spoils the fun, making it all seem too big (Cyrano's honker), too much (stomping on tables), and over the top (Douglas Hodge's star turn)."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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