AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

Penobscot Theatre Proudly Presents

Mark Brown’s stage adaptation of

Jules Verne’s

Around the World in 80 Days

24,000 MILES…39 CHARACTERS…FIVE ACTORS…ONE ELEPHANT…

And Free Tickets for Kids under 18!*

*Receive one youth ticket for every full priced ticket ($36)

 

Around the World in Eighty Days May 15 – June 2.

     Hold onto your seats! It’s the original Amazing Race! Penobscot Theatre Company wraps up its 39th Season with Jules Verne’s visionary, timeless adventure,
Around the World in 80 Days. This high-spirited, fast-moving, highly imaginative production plays at the historic Bangor Opera House from May 15th – June 2.

     The pressure’s on and time is running out! It’s 1872 and the unflappable Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circle the globe and race from London, around the world, and back to London, in a mere 80 days! At Fogg’s side: a band of quirky adventurers. At their heels: a relentless Scotland Yard detective! At stake: surviving utterly fantastic adventures across India, China, Japan and America – beating the clock – and winning the bet!

Jules Verne meets Monty Python in this madcap odyssey perfect for the entire family. Described by The New York Times as “smart enough to make sophisticated adults laugh out loud and shamelessly silly enough to keep children interested and entertained,” Penobscot Theatre will give one complimentary youth ticket for kids 18 and under, for every $36 ticket purchased. (Please note, patrons must call or visit box office for this offer. Offer not available on line).

“We really want to pack the house with families,” says Artistic Director, Bari Newport, “We want people of all ages to know they are welcome at PTC.”

 

Brad LaBree plays multiple roles in PTC’s production.

     Kate Warner directs this unabashedly theatrical production. Theatre-savvy audiences may be familiar with Kate’s work as Artistic Director of the improv-based, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta and Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre in Boston. “It’s the best kind of rehearsal when you get to say to the cast, “Thursday we’ll work on the train stunts and Friday we’ll do the elephant,” laughs, Warner.

     The five actors who embark on the extraordinary itinerary and global race against the clock, play 39 different characters. Dominick Varney (Annie), Arthur Morison (Last Gas), Brad LaBree (Becky’s New Car) and Jenny Hart (Boeing-Boeing) support popular Atlanta based actor Robin Bloodworth, in his first PTC production.

Incidentally, Robin is on his own amazing adventure. He is on a quest to perform at a theatre in every state of the union. “I have thirteen to go!” says Robin.

     The design team for Around the World in 80 Days includes set design by Erik Diaz (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), lighting design by Wayne Merrit (Becky’s New Car), costume design by Rebecca Wright (Annie), properties design by Meredith Perry (Wit) and sound design by Brandie Rita (The Sugar Bean Sisters).

      Don’t miss Around the World in 80 Days at the historic Bangor Opera House from May 15 – June 2. Performances run Wednesdays through Sundays. Individual ticket prices range from $22-$36. Group, Senior and Student discounts available. Purchase tickets, subscriptions and gift certificates online a www.penobscottheatre.org, or through the Box Office at 207-942-3333.

 

 

 

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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.