'Cyrano' to be Presented in Kendrick Park

The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks company will bring “Cyrano de Bergerac” to life Thursday night in Kendrick Park starting at 6:30.

The play is open free to the public. Richard and Tammy Davis' Tandem Productions hosts the annual Shakespeare in the Parks performances in Sheridan. Richard Davis believes the Montana company, which is an outreach program of Montana State University, has been presenting plays in Sheridan since the 1970s.

He said Tandem has probably been involved for nearly 20 years. In the early years, the performances were at different venues around Sheridan, but the Davises changed that.

The university receive grants, including funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with corporate sponsorships and private donations to finance the annual productions. Tandem Productions also relies on local donations to help fund the presentations in Sheridan.

Si Osborne of Chicago is guest director of the production. This is the first time since 1992 that the Montana company has performed Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, which is fiction broadly based on the life of the real Cyrano.