Friday, July 17, 2009

Around the World in 80 Days arrives in Jackson

Announcement from Main Street Theatre Works

Main Street Theatre Works presents the second show of its 2009 summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. The popular adventure Around the World in 80 Days, a play by Mark Brown, is based on the novel by Jules Verne and runs from August 7 through September 5.

The adventure begins with the stuffy and very British Phileas Fogg (Ron Adams) betting with members of the Reform Club that he can travel around the world in 80 days, a nearly impossible feat during the reign of Queen Victoria. Joined by his manservant Passepartout (Benjamin Ismail), he heads off to Suez, pursued by the inimitable Detective Fix (Scott Divine), who is convinced that Fogg is a bank robber.

From there it's a mad dash to India, where Fogg takes a few hours to rescue Princess Aouda (Julie Anchor) from a suttee fire. Then they charge on to Hong Kong, Yokahama, America, and back to Jolly Old England. The question is “Does Fogg make it in time to collect on the wager?” Or “Does he miss the rendezvous with cash as Detective Fix serves his arrest warrant?” Don’t miss the exciting conclusion, and the wild ride involved, as five actors take on 32 different characters, with Michael R.J. Campbell playing half of the characters on his own, in this hilarious romp to beat the clock.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County. Now in their 15th season, MSTW continues to be dedicated to bringing professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays, striving for a balance that stimulates both artists and audiences.

The Kennedy Mine Theatre is located on North Main Street in Jackson, next to the Country Squire Motel. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights from August 7th through September 5th. Gates open at 6:30 for picnics and show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their picnics, chairs and jackets.

Tickets, available at the gate, are $16 for adults, $12 for students under $12. For more information, please visit our website at

Around the World in 80 Days is sponsored by Vino Noceto Winery.
Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel is a proud sponsor of our 2009 Summer Season

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