A nose for theater at Regis Jesuit
By Amy Shanahan
Castle Pines Village resident Timothy Toole is thrilled to be playing the title character in Regis Jesuit’s upcoming production of “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
“This is my first real lead in a show since ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in eighth grade, so I am really excited to be able to step back up into a lead role. It has a terrific story and will keep the audience on its feet,” said Toole.
This classic French comedy is based on the true story of de Bergerac, a character with an unusually large nose who must endure much in pursuit of his love Roxane.
The show is set in 1640s France. Nora Gentile, also from Castle Pines, plays the role of Lise Ragueneau, the wife of a baker in the show. “I think that the most special thing about this upcoming show is that it’s bilingual. We speak a lot of French in this play, but there are English translations so it’s still easy for the audience to understand. It’s really cool!”
Performances of Cyrano de Bergerac will take place in the Regis Jesuit Z Theater from March 11-13. Castle Pines resident Alexis Wilderman is also a cast member and remarked, “The audience can expect to see a comedic, romantic, yet tragic love story filled with beautiful costumes and an exquisite set created by our student crew.”
Toole concluded, “The Regis theatre program is definitely developing a real name for itself, and Cyrano de Bergerac is going to be a show to remember.” To purchase tickets, please visit www.regisjesuit.com/boxoffice.