CTC’s 80 Days Provides a Fun-Filled Trip Around the Stage

(From LtoR) Noel Wood (Passepartout), Charlie Shoemaker (Detective Fix), Justin Karr (Phileas Fogg) and Hilary Ann Stevens (Aouda)

By Ande Jacobson

California Theatre Center’s 28th Summer Repertory season opener, Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown and based on the Jules Verne novel of the same name, is quite a trip. Intending to appeal to the widest possible audience – children and adults alike – Brown adapted Verne’s story into his stage play and published his work in August 2007. Originally requiring only four men and one woman in the cast, any number of actors up to 39 could be employed. Continue reading