Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Jeeves Takes A Bow

by Margaret Raether Running Time: 2 hours

April 16, 2015 to
May 3, 2015

Cabot Theatre
Directed by Tami Workentin

Featuring Matt Daniels as Jeeves, with Kay Allmand, Anna Cline, Chris Klopatek, Steve Koehler and Chase Stoeger

Bertie and Jeeves are back for a final encore! In Margaret Raether's third adaptation of the P.G. Wodehouse stories, the dynamic duo is now residing in Manhattan and dabbling in show biz. When they become involved with a kooky young chorus girl, they quickly learn that trouble (and her gangster "friend") follows close behind!

Margaret Raether
Kay Allmand
Ruby Anna Cline
Jeeves Matt Daniels
Bertie Wooster
Chris Klopatek
Steve Koehler
Binky Chase Stoeger
Production Staff
Director Tami Workentin
Scenic Designer Rick Rasmussen
Costume Designer Kimberly Instenes
Lighting Designer Doug Vance
Properties Master Melissa Centgraf
Sound Designer Terrance Barrett
Stage Manager

Brandy Kline

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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, April 22, 2015 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, April 22, 2015 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, April 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 30, 2015 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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ViewPoints: Jeeves Takes A Bow

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:30 PM

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Jeeves Takes A Bow media release

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Media Coverage

The Butler Did It

Monday, April 20, 2015

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine; ... it’s no surprise that Margaret Raether would include a New York story in her trilogy of Wodehouse adaptations, ensconcing the posh British dunderhead Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in an Art-Deco, prohibition-era Manhattan hotel.

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Jeeves’ Final Bow?

Monday, April 20, 2015

by Dave Luhrssen, Shepherd Express; The reversal of the servant-master relationship, with the former actually running the show, is a theme as old as ancient Greece. The best-known rendition of the comic archetype in the English-speaking world, P.G. Wodehouse’s spot-on team of Jeeves and Wooster, receives a new iteration in playwright Margaret Raether’s Jeeves Takes a Bow.

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Milwaukee Chamber stages a supreme encore for "Jeeves"

Sunday, April 19, 2015

by Matthew Reddin, Wisconsin Gazette; Good heavens! A British bachelor is embarrassingly engaged again — to two different women. There’s a pinstriped gangster ready to put him and his best friend in a coffin at the slightest provocation. He’s wearing terrible socks. Call for Jeeves, one last time!

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Chamber's "Jeeves" is a silly concoction that delivers lots of laughs

Saturday, April 18, 2015

by Dave Begel,; ... This is fun for fun’s sake ... And under the wise and detailed direction of Tami Workentin, this English delight moves along at just the right pace, allowing time for both laughter and breath without forcing a single moment.

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As MCT’s Jeeves, Matt Daniels takes a final ‘Bow’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

by Mike Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; Few characters in 20th-century literature have quite as much intellectual and comic clout as Reginald Jeeves, better known as the personal valet, or “gentleman’s gentleman,” to hapless, dim-witted Bertram Wilberforce “Bertie” Wooster.

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‘Jeeves Takes a Bow’ at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

by Amanda Sullivan, Shepherd Express; Illinois playwright Margaret Raether took inspiration from P.G. Wodehouse’s stories and created a trilogy of original plays featuring his characters. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produced Jeeves Intervenes in 2010, Jeeves in Bloom in 2013 and this year, the company will wrap up its season with the final installment, Jeeves Takes a Bow.

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An Englishman In…

Monday, April 6, 2015

by Marcella Kearns How’s the following for a sweet review, just as easily descriptive of JEEVES TAKES A BOW as its original object?: “clever coherent farce, depending for its humor on a good central idea and legitimate situations, the whole peppered with attractive music.”

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