AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Alley Theatre
"Director Mark Shanahan splashes Verne with charm, invention, and abundant eccentricity.
The Verne story is all here, faithful to the fantastic novel, but given a big wet kiss of vaudeville, English panto, Monte Python and the Marx Brothers. As it slobbers all over you, you beg for more.
Traveling the world with these pros is a grand, goofy adventure. There's no redeeming social message, no aching plea for tolerance, no dysfunctional family to drag us through the brambles – Nope, only sheer joy at a job well done. Pack your bags and a wide smile. This is an ideal trip for children of all ages."
"80 Days charms the crowd at The Alley... fast paced, well-performed, and will have you laughing out loud... Zes delivers a knockout performance... it's one that you do not want to miss this season!"
Photos by Beth Hall.
Set by James Fenton.
Set by Hugh Landwehr, Lights by John Ambrosone, Costumes by Alejo Vietti
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Florida Rep
"Madcap and Magical... Director Mark Shanahan.... knows how to draw just the right tone of loopiness out of his actors... Around the World in 80 Days” is wildly funny and thoroughly entertaining. It’s magical, and just plain fun to watch." -- Florida Weekly
"Florida Rep takes a breathtaking journey....Director Mark Shanahan and his cast whip up some intense suspense, inventive theater magic and lots of laughs in this madcap dash across the globe."
"The production really goes above and beyond the magic I was hoping for when I wrote the script"
Photos by Nick Adams.