Ready for an evening of laughter?
Sonoma Arts Live brings you Jeeves Intervenes, written by treasured author P.G. Wodehouse and adapted by Margaret Raether. On the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall May 11 - 27, 2018.
This British comedy finds 1920's high-society London thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster (Delany Brummé) in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington (Nick Moore). The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves? Sonoma Arts Live’s Education Director Libby Oberlin plays intelligent heartthrob Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode, Larry Williams plays the blustery Scotsman, Sir Rupert Watlington-Pipps, Jennie Brick is the determined and powerful Agatha Spencer-Gregson, and Randy St. Jean stars as Jeeves.
“Jeeves is in the collective consciousness” says Director James Jandak Wood (Chaotic Art of Life, Modern Encounter). Even those who have not read the famous P. G. Wodehouse novels have heard the name Jeeves. He was Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey long before Downton Abbey, and if Downton Abbey were a cheeky comedy.
“I saw this play in a small town outside of Victoria, British Columbia and laughed my way through the performance.” says Wood. “It's witty, cunning, and fun. And when I walked out of the theater my first thought was, "Bring this comedy to Sonoma!”
“We have two wonderful events surrounding this witty and engaging show”, says Executive Artistic Director Jaime Love. “Patrons are invited to our Cocktails and Conversations event Monday, April 30 for a cocktail from the era, and a chance to meet and mingle with the cast. KSVY host Rick Love will interview actors and the Director. Opening night festivities May 11 include a pre-show reception at 6:30pm with pianist John Partridge. Guests are encouraged to wear period dress, enjoy nibbles and an Uncle Val’s gin martini courtesy of Three Badge.”