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Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Adapted by Mark Brown. From the novel by Jules Verne.

Product Code: AC2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 4m., 1w., may be expanded to 39 actors.
  • Awards: Theatre Communication Group’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays

Rights and availability
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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code AC2000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583423936
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Very fun show. Intentionally picked for my first show as Director of Theatre at Loras College: a flexible, small ensemble cast; highly theatrical and adventurous; physically comedic and adventurous. Was an impressive (and manageable) show to begin my tenure with."
Review by Ryan Decker, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
"80 Days is a fun-filled show with a wide variety of colorful characters. The incredible flexibility made it an ideal show when we weren't sure which actors were coming back the next year."
Review by Jace Roscoe, Townview Theatre, Dallas, Texas
"Mark Brown takes a complex tale full of dates, times & places and turns it into a madcap race full of wit & spunk."
Review by Jef Dinsmore, Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild, Punxsutawney, Pa.
"It is an exciting challenge for actors as they deal with multiple characters, accents and costume changes in this madcap trip around the world. "
Review by Jef Dinsmore, Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild, Punxsutawney, Pa.
"This is a great script for a large group. Lots of small roles for less experienced actors."
Review by Sandy Kutyn, Kings Christian School School, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
"We had an excellent production. Very well received by our audiences and reviewers."
Review by Peter Earle, The Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans, Mass.
"Around the World is the best script I've produced from Dramatic Publishing. It is funny, well written, and full of action and drama. The cast had lots of fun, and it was very popular with the audience."
Review by Richard Bellamy, Cape Cod Academy, Osterville, Mass.
"We enjoyed performing Around the World in 80 Days. Our high schoolers have performed nine plays over the last nine years and we were told that this was our best play by far. We performed the play with thirteen students performing various parts."
Review by Bruce Barker, Faith Christian School, Lake Odessa, MI

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Find a clever way to use a unit set. Even small scene changes really slow the show down because there are so many of them.
If you’re willing to cast extras at each location, putting them in full costume is a great alternative to changing a set."
Tip by Jeff Caron, MMS Drama Club, Merrimack, N.H.
"This script requires well-crafted physical comedy and sound effects to fill the gaps imagination leaves out."
Tip by Ryan Decker, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
"Use the stage decorations to help you change the sets. For instance, we used a shipping crate (on wheels), fabric from the Chinese docks, and a decorative elephant head to create their elephant ride through India."
Tip by Jace Roscoe, Townview Theatre, Dallas, Texas
"Though it can be performed with an actor per role I think it would take away from the appeal. We performed it with 6 people doing 39 parts and wouldn't have done it any other way. "
Tip by Jef Dinsmore, Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild, Punxsutawney, Pa.
"Do keep the set simple and let the antics of the performers hold the audience. For example, manufacturing an elephant is really not required. Simple wooden set pieces (benches & chairs) is all it takes. "
Tip by Jef Dinsmore, Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild, Punxsutawney, Pa.

Media Reviews

"Smart enough to make sophisticated adults laugh out loud. And shamelessly silly enough to keep children interested and entertained!" -The New York Times

"High-spirited and cheeky." -New York Daily News

"A trip well worth taking." -New York Post

"Eye-popping … a rollicking voyage." -www.broadwayworld.com

"Witty in the extreme. … A treat to watch." -Los Angeles Times

"Ingeniously adapted … a wildly whacky, unbelievably creative, 90-miles-an-hour, hilarious journey! A ton of fun for all ages." -The Tolucan Times

"High-spirited." "Flat-out hilarious." "Ingenious and imaginative." -Ithaca Times

"Action and hilarity to spare." -Boston Globe

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Oconomowoc Arts Center Oconomowoc Wisconsin 4/28/2021 5/1/2021
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo Michigan 10/2/2020 10/11/2020
Norris Center Naples Florida 11/14/2020 12/13/2020
Galena Center for the Arts Galena Illinois 11/12/2020 11/15/2020
Ocala Civic Theatre Ocala Florida 9/30/2021 10/17/2021