Cyrano (Folger Theatre, 2011)

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Folger Theatre produced Cyrano, written by Edmond Rostand, translated and adapted by Michael Hollinger, directed by Aaron Posner, from April 26 to June 12, 2011.

Eric Hissom (Cyrano), Cyrano, by Edmond Rostand, translated and adapted by Michael Hollinger, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner, Folger Theatre, 2011. Photo by Carol Pratt.

The Production

Aaron Posner won the Helen Hayes Award for "Outstanding Director, Resident Production". Cyrano was nominated for several other Helen Hayes Awards, including, "Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play", "the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play", "Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production" for Dale Anthony Girard, "Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production", for Thom Weaver, "Outstanding Resident Play", and "Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production", for Daniel Conway.

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Dan Crane*: De Valvert & Others
  • Chris Genebach*: Lignière & Others
  • Steve Hendrickson*: Le Bret & Others
  • Eric Hissom*: Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Bobby Moreno*: Christian De Neuvilette & Others
  • Richard Ruiz*: Raguebeau & Others
  • Todd Scofield*: Montfleury & Others
  • Craig Wallace*: De Guiche & Others
  • Brenda Withers*: Roxane & Others


  • Jonathan Colby*: Christian De Neuvilette, De Valvert, Lignière
  • Chris Genebch*: Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Steven Quartell*: Le Bret, De Guiche
  • Sarah Strasser*: Roxane
  • David Zimmerman*: Ragueneau, Montfleury

Creative Team

  • Edmond Rostand, Playwright
  • Michael Hollinger, Translator and Adaptor
  • Aaron Posner**, Director
  • Daniel Conway***, Scenic Design
  • Devon Painter***, Costume Design
  • Thom Weaver***, Lighting Design
  • Veronika Vorek, Sound Design/Original Music
  • Michael Hollinger, Original Songs
  • Dale Anthony Girard, Fight Director
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Amanda Michaels*, Production Stage Manager

Production Team

  • Stephanie P. Freed, Assistant to the Director
  • Joe Isenberg, Associate Fight Director
  • Chris Genebach, Fight Captain
  • Lisa Forrest, Casting Assistant
  • Joshua Bristol, Assistant Technical Director
  • Eric Arnold*, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Kirsten Parker, Production Assistant
  • Allison Bucca, Dramaturg Intern
  • Douglas Clarke, Scenic Design Assistant
  • Bella Facia, Scenery Construction
  • Ruth Barber, Scenic Change
  • Mariana Fernandez, Painter
  • Lewis Shaw, Swords
  • Daniel da Cruz Pinha, Prop Master
  • Melissa Wunder, Prop Assistant
  • Ren LaDassor, Assistant Costume Design
  • Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Wardrobe Head
  • Kwame Head, Wardrobe Assitant
  • Troika Costumes, Costume Construction
  • SkindeepFX LLC & Michael Meyer, Prosthetic
  • John Baird, Boot Construction
  • Ashley Ryan, Wig Construction
  • Aaron Cromie, Mask Construction
  • Drew Kaufman, Assistant Lighting Desgin
  • Amber Meade, Master Electrician
  • Brian Allard Garth Dolan, Matt Shipley, & Aaron Waxman, Electricians
  • Matt Shipley, Light Board Operator
  • Matthew M. Nielson, Sound Head
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Board Operator
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photograph
  • Carol Pratt, Production Photograph
  • WAPAVA, Arhicval Recording
  • C2 Inc., Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Griffin, Aristic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
  • Giuseppe DeBartolo, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of Cyrano.


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