April 4 — May 3, 2015
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Apr. 4-9 | Opening night Apr. 10
By Edmond Rostand
Translated by Michael Hollinger
Adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner
Directed by Jane Jones

With its original setting and the glorious costumes of 17th century France, this classic romantic comedy has been given a 21st century feel with a snappy modern adaptation. Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is hampered by a huge nose that makes him believe he is 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 calamitous love triangle. Filled with swordplay, romance and amped-up humor, this is the funniest Cyrano you will ever see.

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
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Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Cyrano is recommended for ages 10+. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. This production contains heart-stopping swordplay and swoon-inducing romance.

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Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

“Cyrano” and Its Modern Day Adaptations

“Cyrano” and Its Modern Day Adaptations

16 April 2015 & Posted by Lindsay Pfeifer

Some of these Cyrano adaptations might sound familiar. Others, not so much.


A Taxonomy of Verse

15 April 2015 & Posted by Lindsay Pfeifer

“I only ever loved one man, and now
I’m losing him again!”


A Lesson In Vocabulary for “Cyrano”

15 April 2015 & Posted by Lindsay Pfeifer

A glossary of terms and events to help you better understand the complexity that is Cyrano.



Art and photography for Cyrano. View on Flickr »

Reviews and Features

Bob Hicks | Oregon ArtsWatch [Review 20 Apr 2015]

Cyrano charmed and moved me

“A show that can make you feel again as deeply and unashamedly as you did when you were 17 serves a great purpose. And Cyrano, with all of its heartbreaking panache, achieves that in aces. Three cheers and a flourish of a feathered hat to that.”

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Judy Nedry | JudyNedry.com [Review 20 Apr 2015]

It was with sheer delight that I watched this play

“It’s sharp, it’s witty, it’s courtly in language and device. There’s even a good sword fight or two. The deftly inserted modern twists elicit gasps of surprise and laughter. Most important, they work.”

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William Bessette | Portland Examiner [Review 20 Apr 2015]

A play to remember

“For the purists out there worried that the words ‘modern adaptation’ really mean ‘completely butchered,’ fear not. All of the original scenes remain and the settings and costumes provide an excellent representation of 17th century France ... Portland Center Stage’s performance is as masterful as the work they are portraying. The great setting, fantastic cast, and classic work all combine to create a play to remember.”

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