STARTS APR 7, 2023

By Edmond Rostand
Adapted and directed by Josh Costello


May 2-May 7


2 hours and 15 minutes
There will be a ten-minute intermission.



Aurora Artistic Director Josh Costello adapts the classic tale for the intimacy of Aurora’s stage. Cyrano, the famed poet-soldier, loves Roxane, but has one fear: to be mocked by a lady for his enormous nose. Young Christian has a pretty face but lacks the wit to woo. Cyrano’s words and Christian’s looks combine to form a hero of romance – but does Roxane fall in love with Christian’s face or with Cyrano’s soul? This story of unrequited love, sacrifice, friendship, and poetry all at a time of war is brought into new focus in this world premiere five-actor adaptation.

"A tale of glorious theatricality, glittering poetry and heroic self-sacrifice... Cyrano de Bergerac [is] a hero for all time" — The Guardian


Explore the Program for Cyrano online!


Post Show Discussions
Please join us for a discussion of Aurora's production of Cyrano, hosted after the performance on the select dates listed below. Discussions will be led by Aurora staff or members of the Creative Team, who may be joined by the actors, director, community members, or local storytellers.

Friday, April 14
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, May 4