HRTC Presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Starting Feb. 28

HRTC Presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Starting Feb. 28

Jules Verne's classic tale springs to life in this clever, fast-paced comedy for the whole family. Proper gentleman Phileas Fogg strikes a wager and sets off on a race that puts his fortune and life at risk. With his faithful servant at his side, he has just 80 days to circle the globe-an inconceivable feat in the year 1872! Fierce natives, furious typhoons, runaway trains, a damsel in distress and a dogged detective threaten to delay him at every step in this delightful, whirlwind odyssey that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to unexpected end.

"Our biggest challenge," said Human Race Artistic Director Kevin Moore, "is convincing people that the hot air balloon does not exist in the actual book. While it made for exciting cinematography in Mike Todd's 1956 film version, it is not part of the Jules Verne novel. However, audiences will experience typhoons, angry natives, a runaway train - and an elephant. And in the intimate Loft, it may feel like a ride at Disney!"

Around the World in 80 Days will be Joe Deer's (Director) 12th show he has directed at HRTC. Deer's last show at the Loft was the comedic musical about six unemployed steelworkers turned strippers, The Full Monty.

Tickets for Around the World in 80 Days start at $14. Prices vary depending on the day of the week and seating location. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Student tickets are available at 50% off regular adult prices and a student I.D. must be presented when picking up at the Box Office. The Sunday, March 3 7:00 p.m. performance is "Sawbuck Sunday," when any available seat can be purchased in person for just $10 at the Loft Theatre box office two hours prior to the show. Discounts are subject to availability and some restrictions apply.

Tickets and performance information for Around the World in 80 Days are available at or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630, and at the Schuster Center box office.

Photo courtesy of Immobulous

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