Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened Around the World

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Main Street Theatre Works of Amador County offers us a new take on Jules Verne’s popular 1873 novel “Eighty Days around the World.” Performed in Jackson’s bucolic Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, the play substitutes high farce for high adventure. A cast of five performs about 30 roles that require acrobatics with the acting, so that surprise follows surprise.

The story line, though, follows the original yarn accurately. An imperturbable Phineas Fog (Ron Adams) makes a huge bet that he can circumnavigate the world in a mere 80 days. But his hair-raising adventures are too funny to take seriously.

For details and a review, go to http://www.villagelife.com/story.php?id=692.0.

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