By Mike Dunham
Noting that Cyrano's is celebrating 15 years of auspicious, audacious and off-center theater in Anchorage, I started recalling all of the shows I've seen there over the years, and rated them.
The single show that continues to stand out from the rest of the best (and there've been plenty) is 1996's "Metamorphosis," starring Todd Beadle as the man-turned-cockroach. It was an astonishing transformation, accomplished without special makeup or costuming.
For a low point, I gotta go with Harold Pinter's "Moonlight," seen (or rather endured) in 1997. There were six of us in the house, I think. The script wallows in gibberish and, reflecting on it again and again, I remain unable to discern any aesthetic or artistic value.
Another play just popped to mind, a two-man show that featured one exceptionally qualified actor paired with another performer who could not memorize lines. But that show was by a visiting company, not a Cyrano's production.
Add your memories of most and/or least favorite Cyrano's shows here.