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Oct 31, 2018, 02:28 AM

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Around the world in 80 days

PRODUCTION: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

DIRECTED BY: THYS HEYDENRYCH

SCRIPT BY: JULES VERNE

ADAPTATION BY: MARK BROWN

VENUE: WYNAND MOUTON THEATRE

GENRE: COMEDY

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

PHOTO BY: THYS HEYDENRYCH

CAST: LEFT IS SUMARIÉ VAN DER BERG AS AUODA, MARNUS NEL AS PHILEAS FOGG AND GERRIT FOURIE AS PASSEPARTOUT.

DATES AND TIMES:

  • 8 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 19H30
  • 9 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 19H30
  • 10 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 19H30

TICKETS:

  • R 40.00 PER PERSON
  • R 30.00 FOR STUDENTS, SCHOLARS,
  • R 25.00 FOR PENSIONERS

BOOKINGS: COMPUTICKET

Press Release: Around the World in 80 Days

What would happen if you only used nine actors, four chairs and one table for an excursion around the world in 80 days? Well, that is exactly what happens in Mark Brown’s adaption of Jules Verne’s comedy, Around the World in 80 Days.

The phlegmatic Phileas Fogg accepts an outrageous wager to circumnavigate the world in only 80 days. With the help of his loyal servant, Passepartout, they encounter many challenges: a raging typhoon, a runaway train, Indians and an elephant, to name only a few. As if these challenges aren’t enough, Phileas Fogg is also being followed by a detective who thinks that he is a thief on the run.

Danger, romance and comical surprises are everywhere in this production, where the actors portray 39 different characters on a quest across seven continents in one of the greatest adventures of all time.

The production is presented by the drama honours students of the University of the Free State, with Thys Heydenrych as director. Around the World in 80 Days is showing from 8 – 10 November at 19:30 at the Wynand Mouton Theatre on the UFS Campus. Tickets are available at the door or through Computicket, R40.00 for adults, R30.00 for scholars and students and R25 for pensioners and group bookings of 10 or more people.