VP 2018 Cyrano


Cyrano will run May 11 – 19, 2018
Standard tickets are $18, or $16 for Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID.
Performances are at 8pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; and at 2pm on the first Sunday.
Performance dates and times are also listed on our calendar.

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale—full of wordplay and swordplay—that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.

  • by Edmond Rostand
  • translated by Michael Hollinger
  • adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner
  • Directed by: Bill Quinlan
  • Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

The Cast

Justin Heath Huber
Le Bret
Evan James Copeland
Zac Gilley
Emily Waters
Ken Wieland
De Valvert
Brice Armstrong
Matt Crawford
m James P. Foust
Brad Riker

The Crew

Bill Quinlan
Barbara Barkan & Rick Szczygielski
Stage Managers
Susan McCann & Morgana Swift
Lighting Designer
David Nelms
Lighting Crew
Jon Joseph Huff
Sound Designer
Laura Crawford
Sound Crew
Judy Meeks
Costume Coordinator
Barbara Barkan, Liane Golightly, & Kate Juhasz
Liane Golightly
Prop Designer
Morgana Swift
Set Designer
Andrew Todd
Set Builders
Barbara Barkan, Evan James Copeland, Patrick Drummond, Jason Neymeiyer, Beth Rohrs, Morgana Swift, Dr. Rick Szczygielski, & Drew Wobser
Set Dresser
Barbara Barkan & Morgana Swift
Set Painters
Barbara Barkan, Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, Jason Neymeiyer, Morgana Swift, & Dr. Rick Szczygielski
Scenic Art
Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, & Morgana Swift
Violence Designer
Dr. Macaela Whitaker
Fight Captain
Matt Crawford
House Manager
Morgana Swift
Box Office Manager
Jason Neymeiyer
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff
Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Richard & Lilianne Dockett, Marilyn Kline, Helen Kilcourse, Garry & Marsha Kudlinski, Denise McHue, Judith Meeks, Rick Perse & Jane Bihn, Bob & Marian Smith, Paul Soska, & Diana West
Laura Hansen
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo
Chris Jagodzinski
Printing AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign
Jason Neymeiyer

The Biographies

The Director

Bill Quinlan (Director) has directed 50 plays and musicals across the U.S. Most recently, he directed The Christians for Actors Collaborative Toledo, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told at Toledo Rep and Tomfoolery at The Village Players. On camera, he has appeared in the HBO series OZ and various independent films and industrials. On stage, Bill has appeared in over 150 productions all over the country, including several world premieres and original cast albums from New York shows. He last appeared as “Robert” in UT’s production of Proof. Bill is also an accomplished writer, teacher, coach and voiceover artist. He also recently completed his fi rst screenplay, Mackenzie. Bill is very excited about his next directing projects – A Christmas Carol at Toledo Repertoire Theatre this holiday season and Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at The Village Players in Spring of 2019 Bill is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC) and The Dramatists Guild. Love and gratitude to Kate, Conor, Andrew, Dawn, Bridget, Natalie and Erin.

The Stage Managers

Susan McCann (Stage Manager) has stage-managed numerous productions over the years at various theatres in the Toledo area and is happy to be back once again here at The Village Players. She is honored to be working with our director, Bill Quinlan, on this very funny and poignant show. Break a leg to this brilliant group of hard-working actors and stage crew!

Morgana Swift (Assistant Stage Manager) started as a volunteer usher to see what entertainment was available in community theater. That was the fi rst step into adventure….and a happy path indeed, working backstage, helping with sets, stage managing, props. Thrilled to be working with this wonderful cast and crew. Enjoy the show!

Violence Designer

Macaela Whitaker (Violence Designer) joins The Village for the first time. Macaela is a fight choreographer, actor, singer and director. She just directed a reading of Fated Sisters, an original script, at Defiance College. Her other directing credits include Bonnie & Clyde and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised](Toledo Rep), The Odd Couple female version (University of Findlay), and the Ohio premiere of Trash (Defiance College). Macaela’s recent fight choreography credits include, She Kills Monsters, (Ohio State University – Lima), Bonnie & Clyde, Trash, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. She is currently an instructor at BGSU and the University of Phoenix. Macaela wants to thank The Village for inviting her to come and play with swords!

The Cast

J. Heath Huber (Cyrano) is delighted to be playing the role he has dreamed about playing ever since he first read the play for a costume design class at Bowling Green State University. Heath has been seen at The Village, The Rep, Actor’s Collaborative of Toledo, and other local production companies in many different shows. Roles of note include Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird, John Proctor in The Crucible, and The Man in the Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone. This role however is especially dedicated to his parents, whose love, support, and appreciation for art, culture, and creativity gave Heath the heart of Monsieur de Bergerac long before Heath was ever given his nose on stage. “Je t’aime maman et mon père, pour toujours!”

Emily Waters (Roxane) is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician at Serenity Health and Wellness. She is thrilled to be in her first Village show. No stranger to the stage, Emily has been involved in the theater since grade school. Recently, she was seen in The Rainbow Series readings at The Toledo Rep as Martha in The Children’s Hour and Mabel in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. In March, Emily appeared in Epiphany Players Broadway Review, Rags and Riches playing several characters in the chorus. She’s been telling her friends that this has been the best roller coaster ever. Emily would like to thank her parents and siblings for their love and support, her coworkers for picking up shifts, and her friends for helping her learn lines.

Zac Gilley (Christian) is elated to not only be treading the boards at The Village once again, but to be doing so as part of his favorite show, and what sparked his interest in the preforming arts far too many years ago to mention. Zac would like to, as always, thank his parents as they watch over him for their love and support, his partner, Luna Knight, for her love and belief through times easy and hard, and finally, Zac would like to dedicate his performances during this run to Eric Simpson, and in the memory of Ronnie Tanner.

Evan James Copeland (Le Bret) is complètement bourdonnant to be in this superb cast of Cyrano! Last season, Copeland could be seen at The Village as Claude in An Empty Plate in The Café du Grand Boeuf and as Man 1 in Putting It Together. Copeland is also known for his roles as Morris Kaden in As Bees In Honey Drown and as Cliton in The Liar at The Village, and with the Orange County Players as Curly in Oklahoma!, Jeffrey in Godspell, and Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors. Copeland’s hobbies include gaming, gardening, gongoozling, and other things beginning with “G.” Copeland and his incredible partner, Kristopher, call the Old West End home. “We begin — as we always begin — in the theatre…”

Ken Wieland (De Guiche) no photo or bio provided.

Matt Crawford (Ragueneau, Fight Captain) has been in many productions but this is Matt’s first production at the Village. Matt not only does acting in his free time but also does Civil War Reenactments when he can as well. He loved working on this show and hopes you enjoy the show!!!

Brice Armstrong (Valvert) is extremely proud to be marking his debut with The Village Players with Cyrano! He has just gotten offplaying David in Torch Song Trilogy and Calamity/Adam for Mark Twain(Accounts Tales and Yarns). He is excited to preform in Cyrano because both his roles bring out something fun and over the top. When you go to the theatre remember the buttons, ribbons, and your gloves!

m James P. Foust (Ligniere) is thrilled to be joining this cast to bring this classic to life. A Findlay native, he serves on the board for the Fort Findlay Playhouse, where he’s appeared in many shows, including Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde: the Musical, Jean Shepherd in A Christmas Story: the Musical, and originated the role of Calvin Shook in Pair-A-Dice Canteen. When not acting, James enjoys doing volunteer work for the community and spending time with his kids.

Brad Riker (Desiree) is no stranger to the stage, however he does spend most of his time behind scenes, dressing and propping sets. Some of his favorite roles have been, Peter Sloan in Light Up the Sky, Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Abner Truckle in Sly Fox, Don Jon in Much Ado About Nothing, Eli in The Spitfire Grill, and Magnus, aka Inspector Hound in The Real Inspector Hound.