Every great review is appreciated but this one stood out for us...
As someone who seldom misses a play at Cyrano's, I wish to share my most recent experience. I saw Cyrano's play of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" with a modern setting, directed by David Edgecombe, not just once or twice, but THREE TIMES.
The first performance I attended was the Sunday matinee on April 26. I went by myself, and being an early bird, I sat in the front row, as I usually do. The play itself was exceptional and the acting was superb. I spontaneously rose to my feet and gave the cast a standing ovation at the end of the performance. The second performance I attended was on Friday evening, May 1st. I went with a couple of friends and once again sat on the front row. For whatever reason, I did not give the cast another standing ovation that evening, despite the fact that it was equally warranted. I so regretted not doing so that I made a reservation for the final performance of "Macbeth" in Anchorage, Sunday, May 17th. My main purpose for going a third time was to give the cast a standing ovation, which I did without hesitation from the first row. Once again, it was an incredible performance. I was ever so glad that I went that third time!
Usually, there is no standing ovation at Cyrano's. The audience, including me, has come to expect first-rate performances at Cyrano's. Very warm, hearty clapping is the usual audience response. As for Macbeth, eight extraordinary actors covered 22 parts. It was a stellar cast, including the phenomenal performances of Mark Robokoff as Macbeth and Elizabeth Ware in her role as Lady Macbeth and Paul Schweigert for his roles and his fight choreography. The play deserves special recognition.
Cyrano's is a small intimate, world-class theater. Sandy, with you as producing artistic director, and a great supporting staff, Cyrano's continues to fulfill the highest of standards, originally set by your beloved husband, Jerry Harper.