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2017-11-30

Auditions for “Jeeves Takes a Bow,”

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Auditions for the first show of the 2018 Playhouse 2000 season, “Jeeves Takes a Bow,” directed by Jessica Sturm, will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at the Werlein Annex Studio.
“Jeeves Takes a Bow” is a fast paced, quick-witted comedy based upon the beloved characters created by P.G. Wodehouse. In this staging, which is set in New York City during Prohibition Era, Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves try to avoid responsibilities back in England, but they quickly realizes trouble will find them—even in American— after the pair gets mixed up with questionable theater types.
Characters:
BERTIE WOOSTER, the hapless hero on an American adventure, speaks in a high class British dialect. The role includes physical comedy as well as fast-paced dialogue.
JEEVES, Bertie’s valet, is calm, cool, collected and full of answers.
NIGEL BINGHAM-BINKERSTETH, known as Binky, lives in New York City but speaks in a British dialect. His character is hopelessly in love and the actor needs to play straight-faced deliveries.
RUBY LEROY, a young (18-22 years old), ambitious actress, is the object of Binky’s desire.
KNUCKLES MCCANN, a tough-guy archetype with a thick New York dialect, is Ruby’s strong arm. The character needs to play older (30-50 years old).
VIVIENNE DUCKWORTH, bespectacled, serious and seemingly straight-laced, speaks in a high British dialect and is in New York for research. Although acquainted with Binky and Bertie, she looks down upon their antics.
Rehearsals will begin around Dec. 11. Performances are Feb. 2-18, in the VK Garage Theater, in Kerrville.