directed by Dann Peterson
DATES AND TIMES
Auditions on Monday, March 26 & Tuesday, March 27 at the theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and auditions begin at 7:00, and continue until everyone is seen. No appointments; people are seen in the order they arrive. The show performs July 6 through 29, 2018 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm).
Auditions will be readings from the script. All characters (except Anatole) must use a proper British accent. Anatole speaks broken English with a French accent.
CLICK HERE for the form you can fill out and bring to the audition. (Forms will also be available at the desk.)
BERTRAM “BERTIE” WILBERFORCE WOOSTER — Our hapless hero, endowed with a handsome fortune and a limited brain.
JEEVES — Bertie’s valet and, in Bertie’s words, “one of the wonders of the world.”
DAHLIA TRAVERS — Bertie’s aunt, a fearless soul. She alone among Bertie’s gaggle of aunts appears rather fond of Bertie, despite referring to him as “young blot” and “idiot nephew.” She publishes Milady’s Boudoir, a women’s newspaper.
THOMAS PORTATLINGTON TRAVERS – Dahlia’s husband. Tends to become apoplectic on the subject of taxes, but is kept in tranquil spirits by the superb meals dished up by his chef, Anatole.
AGUSTUS “GUSSIE” FINK-NOTTLE — A teetotaler bachelor pal of Bertie’s with, says Bertie, “a face like a fish.” Gussie wears horn-rimmed spectacles, and is a noted newt fancier.
MADELINE BASSET — A pretty girl, as Bertie says, “in a droopy, saucer-eyed way.” Her conversation tends to revolve around elves, gnomes, flowers, and small furry creatures.
ANATOLE — highly skilled, highly temperamental French chef employed by Dahlia Travers. Often referred to as “God’s gift to the gastric juices,” he speaks limited English and threatens violence as the least hint of culinary criticism.
Sides will be listed here when received from the director.
Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves pay a visit to the peaceful English countryside, where Bertie’s school chum Gussie hatches a plan to win over the fanciful Madeline Basset. But all too quickly, Bertie is fending off Madeline’s advances, reluctantly participating in a burglary, and fleeing from a homicidal French chef. Only one man can set everything straight – the stalwart Jeeves! The first play in this Jeeves trilogy was a huge hit at TRP, setting the stage for the return of these beloved comic characters from the stories of P. G. Wodehouse.