In an era when human connection feels increasingly dictated by algorithms, it’s hard to fathom the lengths we used to go to for courtship. For that reason, Edmund Rostand’s classic play CYRANO, in BoHo Theatre’s enchanting production of Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner’s new adaptation, serves as a welcome contrary to computer-generated romance.
Returning to your hometown can be a strange feeling. Familiar haunts can feel alien with a little bit of distance, and routines that were once comforting can feel awkward, sometimes even hostile. It’s something that anyone who’s left the relatively comfortable confines of their hometown for wider pastures can attest to; that strange mix of the comfortable and the uncanny.