Walnut Street Theatre presents Around the World in 80 Days
Before there were pirates in the Caribbean or anyone was raiding the lost ark, there was Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days—the mother of all adventure stories. 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!
There will be a talk back with the actors after the performance.
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