Around the World in 80 Days @ The Weinberg Center for the Arts
Around the World in 80 Days
February 24, 2013
By Mark Brown
Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
A whirlwind journey filled with exotic locales, daring adventures, narrow escapes and great fun. Jules Verne’s masterpiece will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat—at least until you begin to roll in the aisle with laughter. Five actors create a world of merriment in Mark Brown’s thrilling and theatrical adaptation.
1872. Phileas Fogg is a wealthy English gentleman. No one knows where his money comes from. While at the Reform Club, Phileas gets into an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph that states that, with modern transportation, it’s now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. Impossible! How can it be? There’s a large wager made by his fellow club members—and Phileas is off! He brings his newly hired valet, Passepartout, along for the ride. With Passepartout’s trusty pocket watch in hand, the two men set out to conquer the world.
When they reach Suez, a Scotland Yard detective named Fix notices the pair’s suspicious movements. A bank’s been robbed in London and Phileas matches the man’s description. Could it be them? Why are they in such a hurry? Our man Fix is on their trail. There’s villainy, secret plots, a damsel in distress and narrow escapes that will keep you guessing. And all with five actors, did you say? Impossible! How can it be?
Weinberg Center for the Arts
Frederick, MD 21701