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Around the World in 80 Days
July 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on July 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
One event on July 1, 2017 at 2:00pm
One event on July 2, 2017 at 2:00pm
Come join us for New Harmony Theatre’s 30th season! Our opening play of the season is “Around the World in 80 Days,” adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne. It is directed by Elliot Wasserman, artistic director of both New Harmony Theatre and USI Theatre, as well as the chair of the Performing Arts department at the University of Southern Indiana.
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.