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Cyrano's 2012 Season

American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose

by Richard Montoya

directed by Richard Benavides

September 14 - October 7, 2012

Social satire with inspired comic genius!  It plays as if written by the Firesign Theatre and directed by the Marx Brothers, starring Monty Python.  Written by Richard Montoya, of the famed Latino group "Culture Clash", American Night was a smash hit at the 2010 Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has been playing to rave reviews to major regional theaters since then.

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Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

written by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel

directed by David Edgecombe

Starring Elizabeth Ware

October 11 - October 21, 2012

A special limited run of this  hit play about Molly Ivins, the witty political columnist.  Perfect for the political season! The story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins. The famously brassy newspaper columnist and best selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit that skewered the political establishment and the “good ol’ boys” with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. This play celebrates Ivins courage and tenacity even when a complacent America wasn’t listening.

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SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTIONS

A staged reading of

44 Presidents

Created by the famed Chicago theatre group "The Neo-Futurists"

Directed by Jeff Aldrich

November 4th - 5th, 2012 --right before election day!

This play is being performed as a national festival at various theaters throughout the country during the election season.  44 Presidents is a series of ultra-short plays offering insights into the lives of American presidents, chronologically and one-at-a-time.  44 Presidents is a work of intelligence, charm, humor, balance and perspective that offers bite-size bits of history in an array of appealing story-telling styles.

The Return of

Shakespeare Sunday Film Festival

September 16: The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

October 21: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

November 18: Henry V (1989)

December 9: The Tempest (2010)

6:00pm a FREE gift to the community from Cyrano’s Theatre Company, The Alaska Humanities Forum and UAA professors Rob Crossman and Toby Widdecombe. After the film all are welcome to stay for a conversation with Shakespearean experts Dr. Crossman and Dr. Widdecombe.

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Bruckner's Last Finale

A World Premiere

Written by CTC’s Resident Playwright Dick Reichman

Directed by Bob Pond

November 2 - December 2

Find out the true story of the composer Anton Bruckner considered by many to be the "fourth B"…Bach, Beethoven, Brahms…and Bruckner! In concert with Cyrano’s Theatre Company production the Anchorage Symphony will be playing Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony November 10th. Join us at the Atwood to enjoy the Symphony’s performance which will included a brief excerpt from the play.

Glorious music does not always mean a glorious man.

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It's A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play

by Joe Landry

directed by Elizabeth Ware

December 6 - December 23, 2012

A reprise of last year's holiday hit!  A tradition for many people and quickly becoming Cyrano’s very own Nutcracker and Christmas Carol! This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast with the original cast from our 2011 season. This special story of love and redemption is the perfect way to enjoy your holidays.

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