These actors are extraordinary and, while I have tended to say this about every production at the Theater in the Round, it is never more true that for this performance of Jeeves. The actors do a great job with British comedy roles that are not easy to pull off for American audiences. Their accents, costuming, set design, and interactions lead to a very lively and funny presentation for everyone.
In the play, high society playboy Bertie Wooster and his school chum, Eustace, hatch a plan to save Bertie from an unwanted marriage and Eustace from an undesirable job as a respected businessman. Will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves?
As I said, the TRP cast again does a splendid job with this farce-like play that concentrates heavily on emotional expressions (to the extent that English people can express emotions at all) and a tinge of slapstick comedy. Director Dann Peterson did a great job casting this show and pulling out the best of spontaneously rehearsed (is that an oxymoron?) performances.
I'm loving this documentary work. I spent several sessions with this cast and loved working with them and watching them draw out their characters. It is very interesting to have a ring side seat at the development of these plays. And, I think the work shows that I have connected with much of what is going on. But...enough with my self-congratulatory remarks... on with the show!