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CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT! Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents Cyrano

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

Congratulations to the cast of our upcoming production of "Cyrano". We are so excited to see this talented cast perform.

Cyrano: Rachel Kohler

Roxanne: Martha Benson

Christian: Chad Howard

Le Bret: Michael Wren

De Guiche: John Carone

Ragueneau: Tim Harris

De Valert: Tresa Bowlin

Lingniere: Anne Hubble

Desiree: Arlee Olson

Rachel Kohler (Cyrano) is here to fill all of your theatrical roles of an even vaguely literary nature, having most recently played the Footnote (a literal piece of typography) in the Majestic's Guards! Guards! and appearing two years ago as Shakespeare's biggest goofball, Antipholus of Syracuse, in the Majestic's production of Comedy of Errors. She is thrilled to portray the warrior-poet Cyrano. Rachel spends her days leading the Majestic Theatre’s educational program.

Martha Benson’s (Roxanne, masked actress) East Coast credits include Ferdinand (understudy) in The Tempest, Gallery Players, Brooklyn NY, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Lady Shakes Theatre Company, New York, NY and she directed Shot Roots by Asim Ali, New York Theater Festival, New York, NY. Here in Corvallis, she has been active in Majesticpiece Theatre most recently directing Macbeth last April.

Chad Howard (Christian, masked actor, angry subscriber, fighter) cites his acting roles as Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors and Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, for The Majestic Theatre and James Tyrone, Jr in A Moon for the Misbegotten for Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is also a veteran performer for MRTC starting in 2016 with roles in Impressionism, Talk Radio and Man from Earth.

Michael Wren (Le Bret) loves to sing as well as act in drama. He played Frank Sr. in Catch Me If You Can, Grandpa in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, and Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods all for the Majestic Community Theatre. He is a steadfast participant in MRTC productions, this year appearing in Bloomsday, If I Forget and This Random World.

John Carone (De Guiche, gambler, fighter) is both an actor and a director for the Majestic, as well as at Albany Civic Theater, OSU Theatre, and Corvallis Community Theatre. He most recently played in Comedy of Errors as Antipholus of Ephesus and Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in Love as Will. John directed Majesticpiece Theatre's Cymbeline in April 2020.

Tim Harris (Ragueneau, man, Philippe, fighter) worked backstage for Sarah in Comedy of Errors. That led to a role, three months later in two plays as part of the Majestic 8, short plays written by local playwrights. He played Jeff Armstrong in Next Thing I Knew and Dee Licious in Drags Out the Door. The following year, Tim received a role in Majestipiece Theater’s production of The Zygloom Conundrum where he played reporter Maxwell Stidwell. Cyrano is Tim’s premier performance for MRTC.

Tresa Bowlin (De Valvert, Etienne, fighter, Sister Marthe) has appeared on stage at the Majestic as Agnes Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, Nell in Comedy of Errors and The Masked Marauder for Iron Thespian Team 4. Tresa is making her first appearance in a MRTC production.

Anne Hubble (Lingniere, citizen, Jean-Pierre) is a dramatic soprano with opera credits on three continents. She performs regularly with the Corvallis Repertory Singers and displays her acting ability at the Majestic Theatre. Here are some of the roles she values most. The title role in Turandot for the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia. 2003; Pantelone in Servant of Two Masters Portola Valley Theater Consevatory, Portola Valley, CA. 2010 and Grace in Fireflies, Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company, Corvallis, OR. 2018.

Arlee Olson (Desiree, Montfleury, Bellerose, Marcel, and fighter) was a founding director of Rising Tide Live!, a community theater in Reedsport Oregon that produced an eclectic variety of performances. Additionally, she has also taught drama and IB theater in high schools and middle schools on two continents. IB is the European equivalent of Advanced Placement. Recent acting credits with the Majestic include Beth in This Random World, a witch in MacBeth, and Ellen in On the Verge.

Cyrano will be available to stream the weekend of July 24-25th. Purchase tickets at You will receive a link to the streaming site via email. The price is on a sliding scale; you can pick what you pay for tickets. Suggested prices range from $10 to $20 dollars. A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all tickets purchased online. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Business Office at 541-758-7827. Closed Captioning is available.



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