ShawChicago Proudly Presents:
CHICAGO—ShawChicago continues its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with Margaret Raether’s adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s British comedy, Jeeves Intervenes. The production runs November 26 through December 19 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.
Poor little rich boy Bertram ‘Bertie’ Wooster is in a panic: his imperial aunt, Agatha Spencer-Gregson, is in town. The iron lady has arranged his marriage with the perfect woman, the Honourable Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode. Gertrude loves philosophy. Bertie is a party animal. Aunt Agatha loves having her way. Gertrude is so perfect and lovely and refined that Aunt Agatha intends to cancel Bertie’s trip to the French Riviera and drag him to the family reunion with his newfound ‘darling.’ That is, after Gertrude thoroughly housetrains him. Horrified at losing his bachelorhood, Bertie wants to make a run for it
It’s all up to Jeeves, Bertie’s genius manservant, to save the day.
WHO: ShawChicago Theater Company
WHAT: Margaret Raether’s adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves Intervenes
WHERE: 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610
WHEN: November 26, 2PM
November 27, 2 PM
November 28, 2 PM
December 3, 2 PM
December 4, 2 PM
December 5, 7 PM
December 10, 2 PM
December 11, 2 PM
December 12, 7 PM
December 17, 2 PM
December 18, 2 PM
December 19, 7 PM
TICKETS: $35.00 General, $30.00 Senior Citizen, $20.00 Students. Group rates available. Tickets may be purchased at www.shawchicago.org or over the phone at 312-587-7390.
About Margaret Raether
Margaret Raether first encountered P. G. Wodehouse in the form of a battered secondhand paperback of The Code of the Woosters when she was in college. This, as Bogart once famously observed, was “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” A founding member of Artists’ Ensemble Theatre (Rockford, IL), most of Ms. Raether’s plays have debuted either at Artists’ Ensemble or at New American Theater, where she spent two seasons as Playwright in Residence. Her plays are pounded out late at night while peering around a cat that likes to sit in front of her monitor.
Ms. Raether’s trilogy of P. G. Wodehouse adaptations have been described as “bright and engaging as a garden party in May” (Chicago Tribune), “as dry as a well-made martini and equally potent” (Herald Tribune), and her writing “wonderfully captures the late British humorist’s renowned wit” (Seattle Times).
ShawChicago is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under an Actors’ Equity contract, ShawChicago celebrates its 23rd season, Dysfunctional Family Fun. The company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and morning performances for students throughout the Chicagoland area. ShawChicago also offers outreach performances across the city and its suburbs, providing theater to libraries, senior living communities and schools. ShawChicago is a theater company in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.