Blogging With Jeeves, Wooster and Bertie
Actors Blogging In Character for promotion
The Milwaukee Chamber TheatreÂ opens its 2010-2011 season with a production of Jeeves Intervenesâ€”a comedy bsed on the early 20th century stories by P.G. Wodehouse. If you hear the names Jeeves, you think of a butler. Wodehouse is the reason for this, though the character was, in fact, a valet and not a butler.
The cast of the comedy seems extremely promising for so many reasons . . . Milwaukee Chamber has had the opportunity to promote the cast with a rather novel idea . . . Matt Daniels (who plays Jeeves,)Â Chris Klopatek (who plays his employer Wooster) and Rick Pendzich (who plays a friend of Wooster's) have been maintaining a fairly regular blog at Milwaukee Chamberâ€™s blogspotÂ in character. The best stage comedy in a feature-length play tends to require actors who are more witty than what theyâ€™re being given to do . . . which allows the ensemble to outsmart a playâ€™s less effective moments into genuinely funny theatre. Judging from the wit in the blog entries, Klopatek, Pendzich and Daniels come across as strikingly funny in the little bits theyâ€™ve presented here. Jeeves Intervenes looks fun.
Milwaukee Chamberâ€™s Jeeves Intervenes runs August 12th â€“ 29th at the Broadway Theatre Center.