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Guide to the Cyrano’s Theatre Company records
1987-2012

Collection number: HMC-1150.
Creator:
Cyrano’s Theatre Company
Eccentric Theare Company
Cyrano’s Bookstore, Café, and Off Center Playhouse
Title: Cyrano’s Theatre Company records.
Dates: 1987-2012.
Volume of collection: 2.0 cubic feet. 
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 promos, and financial records.

Arrangement: Paper records retain the order in which they arrived to the archives. Production programs are in alphabetical order. Floppy disks, zip disks, CDs, and DVDs are organized by format and content type.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, 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/WhoER.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.

Container list:


Box/
Folder

Description

Dates

1/1-1/6

Programs in alphabetical order.

1980s-2012,undated

1/7

Production promotional materials and reviews.

1990s-2012, undated

1/8

Financial records. Mostly budget reports.

1998, 2000, undated

1/9

Othello annoted script.

undated

1/10

Johnny’s Girl annotated script.

undated

1/11

Photos of bobrauchenbergamerica.

undated

1/12

Audio cassettes.

1992, 1999, undated

1/13

Zip disks. A majority of the content are promotional materials.

undated

1/14

Floppy disks. A majority of the content are promotional materials.

2011, undated

1/15-1/17

CDs that contains digital photographs of plays.

undated

1/18

CDs that contain play programs, posters, and ads.

undated

1/19-1/21

DVD recording of plays and elements used in plays, such as sound design elements.

undeated

1/22

DVDSs that contain promos for plays.

undated

1/23

DVDs and CDs of news stories about Cyrano’s plays.

undated

2

Oversize plays posters.

undated