It’s summer time and the kids are bored. Want something more exciting than a Netflix documentary? Need something everyone can laugh at?
Hop aboard Phileas Fogg’s hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company’s small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown’s imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne’s 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world’s a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force.
“Hedgerow Theatre Company has found a way to make you feel like a world traveler without ever leaving Delaware County. Hedgerow’s lively production of Around the World in 80 Days, Mark Brown’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, uses five actors and some deft staging to convey the humor and adventure of this timeless tale.” – DCMetroTheatreArts.com
The intrepid adventurer Phileas Fogg with his loyal valet, Passepartout, agrees to an outrageous wager that puts his life and fortune at risk, as he embarks on a grand journey from Victorian London through Asia and across the Pacific in precisely 80 days.
“Playwright Mark Brown adapted this version from Jules Verne’s novel in 2001, and like some other stage adaptations of well-known books or films, the show is both a spoof and a celebration of the original. Its success depends greatly on the inventiveness of a five-member cast…” Newsworks.org
Stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, runaway trains, and unabashed slapstick fill this farcical adventure from start to finish. Hedgerow Theatre tackles the challenge of Verne’s epic adventure with its talented cast in its beautiful rustic setting and brings the joy and humour of Brown’s adaptation to life.
“The adventure is full of funny antics and dialog with many memorable characters. Hedgerow’s small cast is more than up to the challenge of providing laughs and high energy action.” -DelcoCultureVultures.com
Adult ticket prices are $35, with a $3 discount for seniors. Tickets for those 30 and under, as well as for students, are $20. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $18. Prices include all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).