Cyrano's Theatre Company presents AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE, tonight, September 14 - October 7, 2012. For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.cyranos.org/
Cyrano's Theatre Company is the resident company at Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse in Anchorage, Alaska. It was formed in 1995 by a loose-knit group of volunteers committed to producing professional, quality dramatic works while utilizing Alaskan talent.
The nurturing of regional talent is one of Cyrano's most important goals. Cyrano's has employed actors and technicians from Juneau to Fairbanks and has made extensive use of UAA's Theatre Department graduates. In this respect, Cyrano's has been a bridge or transition point from the academic theatre to professional careers in theater.
Cyrano's performers, technicians, directors and designers all work to bring the absolute best theatre to Anchorage audiences. In addition, they have to make a living, a fact that considerably complicates the matter of making art. Cyrano's ultimate goal is to provide talented artists with the financial means to practice their craft on a full-time basis without having to seek employment outside the theatre. Cyrano's is also working to set up a special endowment for salaries so Alaskan artists can mature and grow here at home.
Founding members, Jerry and Sandy Harper, received the 1997 Governor's Arts Award for arts organizations in recognition of their work.