Season Event

Walnut Street Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days

  • February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The mother of all adventure stories, this epic tale by Jules Verne is jam-packed with exotic locales, narrow escapes, death-defying adventure, and extreme excitement. Set in 1872, the play follows the eccentric English gentleman Phileas Fogg, who on a bet attempts to circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days. Accompanied by his trusty valet, Passepartout, they race across continents and oceans, evading danger and destruction as he tries to beat the clock. Adding to this whirlwind is a Scotland Yard detective in hot pursuit, who suspects Fogg of a massive bank robbery. Performed by Walnut Street Theatre, the critically acclaimed touring company from America’s oldest continuously operating theater, this exhilarating stage adaption by Mark Brown is “a wildly whacky, unbelievably creative, 90-miles-an-hour, hilarious journey! A ton of fun for all ages.” (The Tolucan Times)

$40, $32, $20