What’s So Funny?
“What’s So Funny?”
Exploring the Enduring Comedy of P.G. Wodehouse
Tuesday, February 19th @ 7:30pm
Taproot Theatre Company
204 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Widely regarded as one of the greatest comic writers of the 20th century, P.G. Wodehouse published over 70 novels and 200 short stories during his lifetime. The lovable Wodehousian characters (including Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves) have been continually revived on stage, in film and on television. So, what is it about Wodehouse that keeps each new generation laughing? Join us at Taproot Theatre for this FREE discussion event as Wodehouse experts, Wodehouse fans and Wodehouse beginners explore the enduring comedy of this unique writer.
Panel Speakers Include:
Ian Michaud is a retired radio broadcaster in Vancouver, Canada who discovered Wodehouse in 1965 when the CBC ran the “World of Wooster” as a summer replacement series. Five decades later his bookshelves now groan under the weight of 170 books by or about Wodehouse. He has volunteered his time as the membership secretary for The Wodehouse Society for the last six years and is a frequent “Quiz-Master” for the U. K. P. G. Wodehouse Society’s web-page.
Karen Lund is the Associate Artistic Director at Taproot Theatre Company and the director of Taproot’s upcoming production of Jeeves in Bloom. Introduced to the “world of Wodehouse” by a friend and fellow director, Karen has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of bringing Wodehouse to the stage.
Major Thomas L. R. Smith, Ph. D. retired from the U. S. Army in 1998 after serving for sixteen years as a commissioned officer and four years as an enlisted aircraft mechanic in the U. S. Navy. Dr. Smith has done academic level biographical research and historical research on P.G. Wodehouse. His first book, Basham on Wodehouse, is a collection of essays previously published in Wooster Sauce, the journal of the United Kingdom’s P.G. Wodehouse Society, and Plum Lines, the journal of The Wodehouse Society in the U.S.
This CONVERSATIONS event is presented in conjunction with Taproot Theatre’s production of Jeeves in Bloom, adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of P.G. Wodehouse
The event is FREE, but seating is limited. General admission tickets are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Taproot Box Office at 206.781.9707 to reserve your seats. Tickets may be available day of, but seating is not guaranteed.