Around the World in 80 Days: Grab This First Class Ticket to Fun!
Admission: Advanced Tickets: Free/Children (0-8), $15/Students (under 18), $22/Seniors, $25/Adults, Matinee: $15
Age Appropriate: Fun for All Ages
|Rachel Kemp as the newspaperman.|
Director Jon Liebtrau has chosen a diverse group of actors who fill the stage with energy. With lightning fast costume changes and minimal sets, these five actors transform into over 40 characters across seven continents while making sure the audience enjoys the ride.
From Jonathan Whitney's proper Phileas Fogg to Mark Mainville's joyous Passepartout, Around the the World in 80 Days is a hilarious adventure that has us laughing in our seats.
|Matthew Sorensen as the British Consul |
and Jason Brill as Detective Fix.
This comedy is a fast-paced journey wrought with mistaken identities, danger, heroic feats and love. Armed with seemingly endless funds, the repressed, inflexible Fogg startles his servant, the recently hired French valet Passepartout, when he accepts a bet that he will leave the comforts of home to travel around the world and arrive back in London by December 31 or forfeit £20,000 to his Reform Club members.
|Jonathan Whtney as Phileas Fogg and Matthew Sorensen |
and Mark Manville as Reform Club members
Passpartout, played by Mark Mainville, is portrayed with wide-eyed wonderment and unwavering devotion. Mainville is a comedic match for Whitney's straight man. Mainville's Passpartout is all high energy and innocence as he eagerly approaches each task, whether saving damsels, defending his employer's honor or keeping the time as they race the clock back to England.
|Jason Brill as Detective Fix |
and Mark Manville as Passpartout
Sorensen never breaks character as he shifts between roles whether he is priest, Chinese broker, Judge Obadiah, Captain Speedy or any one of the other 16 personalities Fogg and Passepartout meet on this madcap adventures.
|Desert rides are just part of the adventure|
with "Around the World in 80 Days"
Kent Streed's costumes and sets are perfect in their simplicity, allowing the actors to easily adopt each new character with ease. Whether it's Brill's simple mustache twitch as the elephant owner, Sorensen's numerous wig changes or even an elephant on stage, Streed has us journeying through India, traveling on trains and crossing oceans with the most subtle touches.
The journey ends back in England, but does Fogg win his bet or get the girl? Does Fix find his robber or was he right about Fogg. This fun romp around the world answers all those questions and more. Enjoy this first class ticket to fun!
Pendragon Theatre's Around the World in 80 Days is a limited run. Remaining performances are June 30, July 1, 2, 7, 8 at 8 pm, July 5 and 6 at 7 pm, and July 3 and 9 at 2 pm
Advanced Tickets: Free/Children (0-8), $15/Students (under 18), $22/Seniors, $25/Adults, Matinee: $15
Age Appropriate: Fun for All Ages
Actor 1: Matthew Sorensen (in multiple roles: Guthier Ralph, British Consul, Director of Police, Priest, Sir Francis, Judge Obadiah, Chinese Broker, Ship Clerk, Bunsby, Proctor, Engineer, Mudge, Clerk, Captain Speedy, Ship Engineer, Train Clerk
Actor 2: Jason Brill (in multiple roles: Andrew Stuart, Detective Fix, Priest, Conductor, Elephant Owner, Young Parsi, Oysterpuff, Reverend Wilson's Servant
Actor 3: Mark Manville as Passpartout and John Sullivan
Actor 4: Rachel Kemp as James Forester, Newspaperman, Priest and Aouda
Actor 5: Johnathan Whitney as Phileas Fogg
Actor 6: Will Gray as Foley Artist
Director: Jon Liebtrau
Set/Costume Design: Kent Streed
Light Design: Bonnie B. Brewer
Sound Design: Jon Liebtrau
Stage Manager: Kellie McMenemon
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