TheaterMania – Around the World in 80 Days

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…Verne’s tale is about a staid Englishman, Phileas Fogg (Philip R. Smith, handling the role with ease), who bets a fortune that he and his valet, Passepartout (the athletic and compact Kevin Douglas)….

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Since Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days became an instant success in 1873, there have been dozens of stage and film adaptations, so the question is not whether it’s worth telling yet again, but why? That question isn’t fully answered by Lookingglass Theatre Company’s charming if unremarkable version of Around the World in 80 Days, adapted and directed by Laura Eason and featuring an eight-person cast.

As most everyone knows, Verne’s tale is about a staid Englishman, Phileas Fogg (Philip R. Smith, handling the role with ease), who bets a fortune that he and his valet, Passepartout (the athletic and compact Kevin Douglas), can ….

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