Smart Bets: Jeeves Saves the Day

Each year since 2016, a new adaptation by Margaret Raether of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories has delighted audiences at N.C. Stage Company. Now, on the heels of Jeeves Intervenes, Jeeves in Bloom, Jeeves Takes a Bow and Jeeves at Sea, comes Jeeves Saves the Day — which simultaneously has its world premiere in Asheville and at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill. The new period comedy finds rich, naive Bertie Wooster (Scott Treadway) unsuccessfully attempting to keep his bumbling cousin Egbert Bakewell (Charlie Flynn-McIver) out of trouble, leaving reliable valet Jeeves (Peter Thomasson) to once more set everything right. The play runs Wednesday, Jan. 29, to Sunday, Feb. 23. Showtimes are Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., with additional matinee shows on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 22. $28-$45 general/$10 for students. ncstage.org. Photo by Taylor Beyrer

SHARE
About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.