Guide to the Cyrano’s Theatre Company records
Collection number: HMC-1150.
Cyrano’s Theatre Company.
Eccentric Theatre Company.
Cyrano’s Bookstore, Café, and Off Center Playhouse.
Title: Cyrano’s Theatre Company records.
Volume of collection: 1.5 cubic feet and 40.9 GB.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a community theater in Anchorage.
Cyrano’s, as a cultural entity, was established in late 1987 by Jerry and Sandy Harper. Cyrano’s Bookstore and Café specialized in theatre related publications and acted as an arts and entertainment center, cinema, and meeting place. In 1992, Cyrano’s expanded their activities to include theater productions under the banner of the Eccentric Theatre Company. In 1995, the organization renamed themselves the Cyrano’s Off Center Playhouse and is now known as Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Throughout Cyrano’s history, the organization has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. Examples include being regularly voted “Best Live Theater” in Anchorage by Play readers, recipient of Mayor’s Arts Organization Award, “Best Live Theatre” in Anchorag by Anchorage Daily News and Anchorage Press readers, was a finalist in the Chamber of Commerce Goldpan Awards in 1997 and Cyrano’s was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award.
The collection contains records created by Cyrano’s Theater Company. A majority of the records relate to Cyrano’s theater productions. These records include programs, annotated scripts, photographs, posters, news reports, audiovisual recordings of plays and promotional advertisements, and financial records.
Arrangement: Paper records retain the order in which they arrived to the archives. Production programs are in alphabetical order. Digital records are organized alphabetically
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not own copyright to this collection. Copyright is retained by Cyrano’s Theatre Company.
Preferred citation: Cyrano’s Theatre Company records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
“About us,” Cyrano’s Theatre Company, accessed October 4, 2013, http://www.cyranos.org/about.html.
Stadem, Catherine. Stages: A History of Theater in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage: 2006.
Related materials: For more collections related to theater in Alaska, please visit our Performing Arts collections topical guide.
Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives and deposit agreement signed in 2013.
Processing information: This collection was described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2013. Collection was processed by volunteer, Gabrielle Barnett. Gwen Higgins moved files from digital storage media to the Archives’ digital storage system and updated the collection guide in 2019.
|1/1||Programs A-B: Adam’s Rib, Alaska Native Playwrights Project, Albee’s Men, Almost Alaska, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, Anton in Show Business, Archy & Mehitabel, Art, Assimilation, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, Back of the Throat, Bark! The Musical, Batboy: The Musical, Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Bells of Geneva, The Big One, bobrauschenbergamerica, Born Yesterday, The Boycott, Alaska’s Broadway Kidz! And Friends, Bruckner’s Last Finale||2000-2012|
|1/2||Programs C-E: Camino Real, Carnival, Caroline, or Change, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Clean House, Clybourne Park, The Courtship of Zack and Ada, Cyrano, Deathtrap, Dinner with Friends, Doubt, The Drawer Boy, Flamel’s Dream, Florida, The Fourposter, Freud’s Last Session||1994-2013|
|1/3||Programs G-I: Gold Rush Girls, Greater Tuna, “Growing Up Native in Alaska,” Hamlet, Harold and Maude, Hansel and Gretel, Happy Days, Having Our Say, The Heiress, Holiday Memories, The Imaginary Invalid, The Importance of Being Earnest, It’s a Wonderful Life||1998-2012|
|1/4||Programs K-O: Kafka Dances, The Ladies of the Camellias, The Laramie Project, Libby: An Alaskan Diary, 2011 Season, Love Letters, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Make Good the Fires, Master Class, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Money, Nickel and Dimed, The Odd Couple, Othello, Our Town,||2000-2012|
|1/5||Programs P-S: The Perfect Prayer, Personals, Pinkalicious, The Price, Raven’s Radio Hour, Red Hot Patriot, Red White and Tuna, The Road to Mecca, The Sea Gull, The Seafarer, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Skin of Our Teeth, Social Security, Souvenir, Steel Magnolias, The Sunshine Boys, Superior Donuts, Sylvia||2001-2012|
|1/6||Programs T-Z: Thom Pain, This Is Where We Came In, Time Immemorial, The Time of Your Life, The Trial, True West, Tuesdays With Morrie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Waiting for Godot, War, A War of Wills, The War Prayer, A War of Wills, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Wind Blown and Dripping, The Winter Bear, W;t, The Woman in Black, You Can’t Take It with You||2001-2011|
|1/7||Production promotional materials and reviews||undated, 1994-2013|
|1/8||Financial records. Mostly budget reports||undated, 1998, 2000|
|1/9||Othello annoted script||undated|
|1/10||Johnny’s Girl annotated script||undated|
|1/11||Photos of bobrauschenbergamerica||undated|
|1/12-1/13||Audio cassettes: AK Reader Rambler w/Barbara Brown, 12/5/99, Archie & Mehitabel, Alaska Reader Radio Monthly: It’s All True, Stage Talk 3/15/02 w/Dick Reichman, AK Reader Rambler 2/24/02 w/Sherry Simpson, Copy # 1 “I Don’t Feel Alone Anymore” by Tom Berson, Wayne, “Big D” song||undated, 1992-2002|
|1/14||DVDs and CDs of news stories||undated, 2006|
|Digital storage||Adam’s Rib photographs and program files||2006|
|Digital storage||American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose photographs||2012|
|Digital storage||Anton in Show Business audio recordings and program files||2003-2005|
|Digital storage||Back of the Throat photographs and program files||2006|
|Digital storage||Bark! promotional files, audio recordings, video recordings||2009|
|Digital storage||Beauty Queen of Leenane photographs||2000|
|Digital storage||bobrauschenbergamerica photographs and PSA||2012|
|Digital storage||Born Yesterday photographs, reviews, poster, CD cover, Stage Talk recording||2004|
|Digital storage||Born Yesterday poster files||2004|
|Digital storage||Camino Real photographs||2011|
|Digital storage||Carnival auditions video||2011|
|Digital storage||Caroline, or Change program files||2010|
|Digital storage||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof poster||2002|
|Digital storage||Clue audio||undated|
|Digital storage||Clybourne Park photographs||2013|
|Digital storage||Cyrano: Road to Mecca and Money poster files||2001|
|Digital storage||Cyranos1-3: photographs from various shows||2001-2003|
|Digital storage||Drawer Boy audio and video||undated|
|Digital storage||Eccentric Theatre Company donor list and Wit program||2001|
|Digital storage||Flamel’s Dream PSA||2008|
|Digital storage||Florida photographs||2000|
|Digital storage||Gold Rush Girls photographs||2012|
|Digital storage||Happy Days program||2007|
|Digital storage||Harold and Maud photograph||2011|
|Digital storage||The Heiress poster and audio||2003|
|Digital storage||Jerry Harper outdoor photographs||2003|
|Digital storage||Kafka Dances program||2005|
|Digital storage||Make Good the Fires photographs and program files||2009|
|Digital storage||Marrano Justice music||undated|
|Digital storage||Money posters||2002|
|Digital storage||Nickel and Dimed poster||2004|
|Digital storage||Our Town PSA||2009|
|Digital storage||“PanchReh” music||undated|
|Digital storage||“Preshow, barking, siren” audio||undated|
|Digital storage||Proof photographs||2003|
|Digital storage||Red White and Tuna photographs||2011|
|Digital storage||Skin of My Teeth photographs||2006|
|Digital storage||25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee audio||undated|
|Digital storage||Syd poster||1999|
|Digital storage||The Big One research files||2008|
|Digital storage||The Perfect Prayer audio, program files, and PSA||undated|
|Digital storage||The Seagull photographs, articles, and publicity files||2004|
|Digital storage||Three Tall Women photographs||2000|
|Digital storage||Time Immemorial audio, photographs, program files, and PSAs||2009|
|Digital storage||Time of Your Life PSA||2008|
|Digital storage||Two on the Aisle news segment||2001|
|Digital storage||Photographs from unidentified shows||2009-2012|
|Digital storage||War video||2006|
|Digital storage||Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf photographs, program files, audio recordings||2006|
|Digital storage||W;t poster||2001|