Magenta Theater Politely Launches “Jeeves Intervenes”
Magenta Theater Politely Launches “Jeeves Intervenes” A comedy adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of P.G. Wodehouse. Directed by Jaynie Roberts, and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc., this witty and faithful adaptation is Magenta Theater’s first show of its 2018 season.
1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster (pronounced wuss-tuh), this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. 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? The action takes place in Bertie Wooster’s elegant London flat, 1928, and is a delightful romp full of deception and disguise!
Six actors portray the exquisitely English characters. Phil Giesy moves with precision and ease in the title role, Jeeves. David Roberts brushes off his English accent to play the quintessential Englishman, Bertie Wooster. Bertie’s lovably- ridiculous friend, Eustace (Bassy), is portrayed by Casey Faubion – a newcomer to the Vancouver area. Blustering his way back onto the Magenta stage after too long of a hiatus, is Tim Klein as Sir Rupert Watlington-Pipps. Shaye Eller portrays the gregarious Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode, with her dragon-like Aunt Agatha masterfully played by Mary Durall-Dupree. An equally competent cast of understudies waits in the wings ‘ ‘just in case’!
Tickets $20 in advance; $22 at the door. Box Office Phone: 360-635-4358.
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