Around the World in 80 Days Gets a Comedic Update

Around the World in 80 Days Gets a Comedic Update

Around the World in 80 Days comes to Off-Broadway with its classic plot and brand new jokes. The story of a man who bets he can travel around the world—starting and ending in London, England in 1872—by train and boat in just 80 days, Guy LeMonnier leads the five-member cast as bet-maker Phileas Fogg. Fogg is a serious and precise man with a minutely detailed daily schedule written on an exaggeratedly long roll of paper. When we first meet him, he is hiring his new servant, the goofy Frenchman Passepartout (Gary Littman), who accompanies him on his journey and balances out Fogg’s humorless straight man with his hilarious antics. Actor James Seol also kept the audience laughing with his portrayal of a slew of characters, including an overly patriotic American cowboy and a giggly passport-stamper in Suez. For more information or tickets, visit aroundtheworldinnyc.com.

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