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Cyrano’s Theatre Company records

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.
Dates: 1987-2019.
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.

Organizational history:
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.

Collection description:
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, https://www.cyranos.org/about
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. Additions were added by Becky Butler in 2024.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
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 Make Good the Fires script 2008
1/12 Photos of bobrauschenbergamerica undated
1/13-1/14 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
1/15 DVDs and CDs of news stories undated, 2006
Box 2 Posters undated
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

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