Cyrano de Bergerac
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★★ "For this play to work, you have to believe in, and pull for, the relationship between the title character with the big sniffer (here played by Harry Groener) and Roxane (the wholly miscast Julie Jesneck). In this production, you're constantly pulled out of the action by the sense that these two would not be happy, even if Roxane could get past her youthful obsession with good looks. This show only works if Roxane, that flaw aside, is every bit the equal in eloquence and charm of the man who is wooing her through a handsome surrogate. That just does not happen in this production. Even in the famous last scene — when done right, it is almost too painful to watch, so eloquent is its encapsulation of life's brevity and the permanence of some errors — Jesneck's dominant emotion comes off as anger. She seems to feel almost nothing. It is a brittle performance in a role that must be all heart."-Chris Jones