Penobscot Theatre Proudly Presents
Mark Brown’s stage adaptation of
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)
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.”
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.