Cyranos Off Center Playhouse


Cyrano's Theatre Company (CTC), formerly Eccentric Theatre Company is the resident company at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse in Anchorage, Alaska. It was formed in 1995 by a loose-knit group of volunteers committed to producing professional quality dramatic works utilizing Alaskan talent.

This nurturing of regional talent is one of our most important goals. We've employed actors and technicians from Juneau to Fairbanks, and have made extensive use of UAA Theatre Department graduates. In this respect, we have been a bridge or transition point from academic theatre to professional careers.

Founding members Jerry and Sandy Harper received the 1997 Governor's Arts Award for arts organizations in recognition of the important work being carried out at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse.

Staged Reading: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL, a play about the most famous act of civil disobedience in American history, will receive a staged reading at Cyrano’s on January 25. The story follows the refusal by a 29-year-old Henry David Thoreau, the American philosopher, essayist, poet, mystic, and naturalist, to pay his taxes, because he opposed the American war against Mexico in the mid-1840s. Read more.