AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Opens January 20, 2017 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha, Neb. – Around the World in 80 Days, running January 20 – February 12, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is a fantastic journey filled with exotic locations and cultures, with comedy and suspense leading the way. Englishman Phileas Fogg and his French manservant, Passepartout, create a strange pairing with their distinct cultural backgrounds. The two men travel around the world in an unprecedented 80 days to win a simple wager, but they leave an incredible story about loyalty and friendship in their wake. Their journey challenges both Fogg and Passepartout in many ways, but they come out as winners in the end. This production consists of five extremely resourceful actors who bring Jules Verne’s incredible story to life. Making the most of the Playhouse stage, they create all the exotic locales, the international cast of characters and even an elephant!
Adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne, this hilarious story takes audiences on a whirlwind journey by boat, train, hot air balloon and lots of quick changing costumes and scenery to locations such as London, Bombay, Hong Kong and New York. Comedy, suspense and certain mayhem ensures as the delightful pair travels the world meeting an assortment of exotic and entertaining characters.
This production is directed by former longtime Omaha Community Playhouse artistic director Carl Beck, who retired in 2014, but recently returned to help direct the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol and direct Around the World in 80 Days.
Director: Carl Beck
Ben Beck as Actor 1
Monty Eich as Actor 2
Teri Fender as Aouda
Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek as Phileas Fogg
Ablan Roblin as Jean Passepartout
Show Dates: January 20 – February 12, 2017 (Wednesday – Sunday matinee)
Tickets: At the OCP Box Office at 69th & Cass, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $36 for adults and $22 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $28 for adults and $18 for students (Wednesdays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $24 for adults and $16 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $20 for adults and $14 for students (Wednesdays).
Discounts: Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
Wednesday Performances – Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $28 for adults and $18 for students.
Whatta Deal Wednesday – Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. $10 tickets will be available in person at the box office starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
Sponsored by: Rich and Fran Juro, Pegasus Travel and Fox 42 KPTM (media sponsor)
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre 6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132