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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at the Long Beach Playhouse

Michael Hardy Photography

Michael Hardy Photography

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

One actor dropped his moustache, another dropped his lines. It doesn’t matter whether these were opening-night fumbles or thoroughly rehearsed comedy bits. In Around the World in 80 Days at Long Beach Playhouse, they only add to the fun.     Read more…

Now running through May 7


Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days has been made into films, most notably twice: in 1956 in Mike Todd’s celebrity-studded epic with David Niven and Cantinflas, and in Disney’s 2004 version with Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. The novel has been adapted for the theater several times, along with this version by Mark Brown in 2001. Even Verne, however could not have imagined the wildly enterprising comedic touches that could be applied to his action-adventure novel. Read more...

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Rampant theatricality and audience regard traverses “Around the World in 80 Days” at the Actors Co-op. Read more…

Now running through June 14.