Margaret Raether first encountered P.G. Wodehouse in the form of a battered secondhand paperback of The Code of the Woosters when she was in college. This, as Bogart once famously observed, was "the beginning of a beautiful friendship." A founding member of Artists' Ensemble Theatre, most of Ms. Raether's plays have debuted either at AE or at New American Theater, where she spent two seasons as Playwright in Residence. Her plays are pounded out late at night while peering around a cat that likes to sit in front of her monitor.