Around the World in 80 Days extends its run by three weeks

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a three-week extension of Mark Brown's Around the World in 80 Days, based on the novel by Jules Verne.

The play opened at the Irish Repertory Theatre on 20 Jul 2008, following previews from 11 Jul, for a limited engagement that was originally scheduled to end on 7 Sep 2008, but will now play through to 28 Sep 2008.

Around the World in 80 Days: In England in 1872, Phileas Fogg is the most exact of men. Well-traveled, very wealthy and with no friends or relatives of which to speak, he keeps his days on the most precise of schedules and spends his evenings at the local Reform Club. After a newspaper asserts that traveling around the world in 80 days is a legitimate possibility, Fogg and his fellow Londoners debate whether becoming a globetrotter is indeed that easy.

Convinced he could accomplish the task, Fogg enters into a wager with the men, betting 20,000 pounds that he could complete the journey in the allotted time. The race is on, and Fogg begins a journey that will include twists, turns and travel unlike you�ve ever seen � from train to boat, sled to elephant.

A snooping detective who believes Fogg might be the thief, a possible human sacrifice, a runaway train and even the will of Mother Nature all conspire against Fogg�s adventure of a lifetime, threatening not only his journey but also the heart of the woman he loves.

Directed by Michael Evan Haney, Around the World in 80 Days features Daniel Freedom Stewart (Phileas Fogg), Evan Zes (Passepartout/John Sullivan), John Keating (Detective Fix/numerous characters), Lauren Elise McCord (Aouda/numerous characters), Jay Russell and Mark Parenti (Musician /Foley Artist).

The creative team includes Joseph P. Tilford (sets), David Kay Mickelsen (costumes), Betsy Adams (lighting) and David Andrew Levy (sound).

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