Today we want to introduce of longtime friend Garry Peters who plays Ragueneau in our upcoming Cyrano de Bergerac. Garry is a delight in any show process because of his sparkling sense of humor, consummate acting skill, and depth of kindness. In our auditions he brought a warmth and gentleness to Ragueneau’s character, as well as some hysterically funny moments that had the whole group of us in stitches.
Outside of the The Archive Theater, Garry as been acting in the Austin area for over fifteen years - performing on stage, in film, and in animated productions. Previous stage work includes: Mary Page Marlowe (The Alchemy Theatre); For Peter Pan on Her 70thBirthday (Jarrott Productions); Stella and Lou and If I Forget (Southwest Theatre Productions); John Gabriel Borkman, An Inspector Calls, and Molly Sweeney (Different Stages); The Great Society and All the Way (ZACH); The Seafarer, A Man for All Seasons, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (City Theatre; B. Iden Payne Award for the latter); Waiting for Lefty, The North Plan, and Men of Tortuga (Street Corner Arts); and A Soldier’s Tale (Round Top Festival). Among his film credits are the features Mars (delivering his lines in Russian), The Life of David Gale (where he can be seen on the cutting room floor, opposite Kevin Spacey), and Richard Linklater’s internationally acclaimed Boyhood (where he has been immortalized as the mean old man next door telling the kid to “get off my lawn”). He has also appeared in the shorts Perils in Nude Modeling and Gay by Dawn (both winners at numerous film festivals) -- among many others. Garry’s (disembodied) voice can also be heard in the animated short, Flatland: the Movie (starring Martin Sheen and Michael York). He is most thrilled to be a part of The Archive Theater’s premier production – Cyrano – bringing life to Ragueneau (the prolific, purveyor, of poetry, and pastries!