LEWISTON, Maine — If you like Downton Abbey and Monty Python, the latest production to take center stage at the Public Theatre might just be for you.
The play is called 'Perfect Nonsense' and was inspired by the comic stories of P.G. Wodehouse and is described as a silly comedy for all ages.
"Bertie’s friends find his anecdotes so entertaining they’ve suggested he rent a theatre and tell them on stage! Lucky for him, his dependable valet Jeeves is on hand to run the lights, create the scenery, play all the roles, and save the day." according to The Public Theatre's website.
Samuel Adams plays Bertie Wooster, Michael Frederic plays the valet Jeeves, and J.T. O’Connor plays Sepping's the Butler. Frederic and O'Connor are also tasked with switching between the nine other characters in the play.
"It's more of a farce," Samuel Adams said. "People are changing from one character to another and one room into another space. And it's all happening faster than you can think."
Frederic and O'Connor are no strangers to the theatre. The two have appeared together on the stage in Lewiston a couple of times before. The cast said they have really enjoyed working together and that the show has brought them all some much-needed laughter.
"I hope that people come and have a great time and tell other people to come and have a great time because we are serving it up. And we hope people come and take a bite." Michael Frederic said.
"There's not enough laughter in this world, so the second you get that first laugh on stage, you made those few hundred people forget the troubles of the world. And that's a really powerful thing right now," O'Connor said.
The show officially opens Friday and will run for two weekends. For ticket information, click here.