By Carey Purcell
24 Sep 2013
The production marks a reunion for Groener and Metropulos, who worked together in 2011 on The Madness of King George III at Chicago Shakespeare. Groener received the Best Actor Jeff Award for his performance.
Groener's stage work includes Oklahoma!, Cats, Crazy For You, Imaginary Friends and Spamalot. His film credits include "Road to Perdition" and "About Schmidt," and his TV credits include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Las Vegas."
Erika Haaland plays Rose and Sister Claire, and Sara Griffin plays Lisa, Precieuse and Sister Marte. Aloysius Gigl plays the Comte de Guiche, Ryan Bourque plays Vicomte de Valvert and Ray Chapman plays Ligniere. Michael Doonan plays Jodelets.
The cast also includes Tyler Rich, Ryan Hallahan, Elliott Delman, Regina Leslie, Rosa Reinemann, Kenton Gott, Dave Belden and Aaron Latteral.
"Cyrano, a brilliant soldier and intellectual with a rather large nose, believes he is too ugly to be loved," press notes state. "Eloquently expressing his passion for Roxane in poetry through a handsome, young cadet, he courts his love to humorous and near disastrous results."
The creative team includes scenic designer Kevin Depinet, costume designer Susan Mickey, lighting designer Jesse Klug, wig and make-up designer Melissa Veal and composer Rokko Jans.
Tickets and more information can be found by visiting chicagoshakes.com or calling (312) 595-5600.