Through Feb. 12


Hawks Mainstage Theater

Omaha Community Playhouse

6915 Cass St.

Opens Jan. 20

Weds.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Tickets $18-$36

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! You can join fearless Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passpartout (“fits in anywhere”) as they race to beat the calendar. London’s Fogg has agreed to a hazy, outrageous wager putting his fortune and both lives at risk. They set out to circle the globe in 2.62833676 months. But every step is dogged, hounded even, by a detective who thinks Fogg’s a run-away robber. Danger. Romance. Surprises. Exotic destinations. Victorian colonial mind-sets. Five actors devise 39 characters across seven continents in Mark Brown’s broad, wild and comic adaptation of Jules Verne’s celebrated adventure. “Smart enough to make sophisticated adults laugh out loud. And shamelessly silly enough to keep children interested and entertained!” —The New York Times. Forget the movie. This is live. Warning: You may be dragooned to take part. 

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