Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Jeeves Intervenes

by Margaret Raether, based on the characters of P.G. Wodehouse Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

August 12, 2010 to
August 29, 2010

Cabot Theatre
Directed by Tami Workentin

Featuring Matt Daniels, Alison Mary Forbes, Laura Gordon, Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich & Peter Silbert

Join us in high society 1920s London as wealthy, witty, and wandering Bertie Wooster and his crony Eustace Bassington-Bassington attempt to dupe their relatives. They hatch an ingenious scheme to save Bertie from an unwanted marriage and Eustace from being shipped to India.  Will the all-knowing servant Jeeves be able to rescue them from themselves? This delightfully British romp is a tribute to the beloved comic characters of P.G. Wodehouse.

Sponsored by Lynn Chappy


"Chamber Theatre tries on 'Jeeves Intervenes" ~Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Chamber Theatre cast serves 'Jeeves' well" ~Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"'Jeeves Intervenes' with style at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre" ~Shepherd Express

"Chamber Theatre offers valet service to open its season"

Third Coast Digest Review

"Chamber Theatre's charmed Wodehouse" ~Milwaukee Magazine

"Raether packages everything nicely into 'Jeeves Intervenes'" ~Waukesha Freeman

Margaret Raether, based on the characters of P.G. Wodehouse
Jeeves Matt Daniels
Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode Alison Mary Forbes
Aunt Agatha Laura Gordon
Bertie Wooster Chris Klopatek
Eustace Bassington-Bassington Rick Pendzich
Sir Rupert Watlington Pipps Peter Silbert
Production Staff
Director Tami Workentin
Scenic Designer Aaron Dyszelski
Costume Designer Kim Instenes
Lighting Designer Alan Piotrowicz
Properties Master Ana McHenry
Sound Designer Chris Guse
Stage Manager Judy Martel
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T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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Media Coverage

Raether packages everything nicely into 'Jeeves Intervenes'

Friday, August 20, 2010

Translating a short story into a play, adding some characters of her own and maintaining the flavor and verve of the original is exactly what Margaret Raether accomplished in her exhilarating "Jeeves Intervenes," the season opener at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre on N. Broadway.

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Chamber Theatre offers valet service to open its season -

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Decades before television brought the term "situation comedy" into our vocabulary, P.G. Wodehouse was writing sitcoms as novels and short stories. The Englishman was a prolific author who also penned plays and lyrics for musicals during a career that spanned more than 70 years.

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'Jeeves Intervenes' with style at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre - Shepherd Express

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with Jeeves Intervenes, a light, precisely executed comedy based on characters created by P.G. Wodehouse.

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Chamber Theatre's Charmed Wodehouse - Milwaukee Magazine

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In these days of comedy snark and short ideological fuses, P.G. Wodehouse is a welcome balm of wit and generosity.

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Chamber Theatre cast serves 'Jeeves' well - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Although he insisted otherwise late in life, a younger and less guarded P.G. Wodehouse was open about the inherently theatrical quality of his stories and novels. With its longstanding commitment to bringing page to stage, the Chamber Theatre is therefore ideally suited to mount playwright Margaret Raether's "Jeeves Intervenes," a loose adaptation of several Wodehouse stories featuring the foppish Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves.

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Review Chamber Theatre's Jeeves Intervenes - ThirdCoast Digest

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crises! A British bachelor faces an undesired engagement. His best friend is to be forcibly sent to India. The living room needs dusting. Quick, ring for Jeeves!

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Chamber Theatre tries on Jeeves Intervenes - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Monday, August 9, 2010

Playing the world's most famous manservant means letting other people get the laughs.

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