Around the World in 80 Days
Walnut Street Theatre
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3 pm
Before there were pirates in the Caribbean or raiders in the lost ark, there was Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days - the mother of all adventure stories. In March of 2013, the Walnut Street Theatre tours Verne’s famous tale of ships, trains, and caravans LIVE at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. It’s 1872 and our eccentric hero, Phileas Fogg, is racing across continents and oceans, dodging death, storms, and detectives, as he tries to circle the world against the clock. With his trusty valet, Passepartout, at his side, Fogg accepts a wager from members of London’s Reform Club and hits the rails and high seas. The police, hot on Fogg’s trail, suspect him in a massive bank robbery, setting up a journey full of twists and turns. Mark Brown’s thrilling adaptation is a whirlwind trip filled with exotic locales, narrow escapes, and great fun. And you think travel today is a challenge!
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts,
a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware,
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.