Cyrano de Bergerac

by EDMOND ROSTAND
adapted and directed by JOSEPH HAJ

A swashbuckling romance

 

Cyrano de Bergerac is the full package: he’s a poet, playwright and consummate swordsman. The only thing standing in the way of declaring his love for Roxane is his grotesquely large nose. When Roxane confesses that she’s fallen for a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano takes him under his wing, adds brains to his beauty and, through Christian, expresses his own feelings to Roxane without her suspecting a thing. Wit, wordplay and rousing passion make this a heroic comedy for the ages.

Three things to know

  • When Cyrano de Bergerac premiered in 1897, the audience applauded for over an hour after the final curtain.
  • Director and adapter Joseph Haj combined his working knowledge of French with two English translations to pen this new version.
  • The play inspired 1987 film Roxanne, a rom-com starring Steve Martin as the large-nosed C.D. Bales and Daryl Hannah as Roxanne.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $29 to $78.

Detailed pricing

Venue info

Cyrano de Bergerac will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

Content advisory 

This production contains gunfire sound effects, strobe lights and scenes depicting physical violence.

Download our Sensory Guide to learn more about what to expect during the more intesnse sensory moments. 

Run time

Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes (including intermission) 

Accessibility

ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

Learn More about Accessibility

Play guide

Want to dig deeper into the story? Download the play guide

First-Timer's Guide

What do I wear? Is there parking? Here is a quick guide to make your first visit memorable.

Related events

In the news

Feature

"The big-nosed title character looms large, but he's just one in a trio of characters at the Guthrie."

Read the full Star Tribune article. 

Feature

Travel back in time for this quick Q&A with Cyrano de Bergerac.

Read the full Pioneer Press article. 

Video

Trailer

Ever been tongue-tied? Cyrano to the rescue.

Feature

Jay O. Sanders, who plays Cyrano, lends his profile to create the iconic nose. 

Photos

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Jennie Greenberry and Jay O. Sanders in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Jason Rojas, Eric Shabla, Jay O. Sanders, and Mark Mazzarella in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Robert Lenzi and Jay O. Sanders in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Artists

Cast

Ansa Akyea

Ragueneau

Remy Auberjonois

Le Bret

Robert O. Berdahl

Cuigy/Third Poet/Sixth Cadet

Kaitlyn Boyer

First Lady/Second Cadet/Sister Claire

Nate Cheeseman

Marquis/Musketeer/Fifth Cadet

Fernando Collado

Second Cavalier/Fourth Poet/Second Page/Spanish Voices

Cameron Folmar

Count de Guiche

Jennie Greenberry

Roxane

Charity Jones

Duenna/Mother Marguerite

Robert Lenzi

Christian

Joel Liestman

Montfleury/Customer/Sentry

Mark Mazzarella

First Cavalier/Fourth Cadet/Musical Page

Andrea Mislan

Actress/Lise/Nun

David O'Connell

Brissaille/Second Poet/First Page

Jason Rojas

Bellerose/First Poet/First Cadet

Jay O. Sanders

Cyrano de Bergerac

Eric Schabla

Valvert/Third Cadet

Christine Weber

Buffet Girl/Sister Martha

View More

Creative

Edmond Rostand

Playwright

Joseph Haj

Director/ Adapter

McKay Coble

Scenic Designer

Jan Chambers

Costume Designer

Rui Rita

Lighting Designer

Elisheba Ittoop

Sound Designer

Jack Herrick

Composer

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Robert Ramirez

Voice and Text Coach

Kara Wooten

Fight Director

Katie Hawkinson

Stage Manager

Michele Hossle

Assistant Stage Manager

Maija García

Movement Consultant

Lauren Keating

Intimacy Consultant

View More

Explore more

HOW TO GET HERE

Directions & Parking

Parking and mass transit options

Learn more about Directions & Parking

Know Before You Go

First-Timer's Guide

A handy know-before-you-go guide

Read more about First-Timer's Guide

How to rent the Guthrie

Event & Building Rentals

Stage a memorable event 

Request info about Event & Building Rentals
Phone Icon Buy Tickets