‘Around the World in 80 Days’ to play at LoveStreet Playhouse

Tickets on sale for performances Feb. 14-March 1

WOODLAND — Love Street Playhouse begins its 13th season with an adventurous romp across the globe with Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown playing Feb. 14–March 1 at Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Avenue, Woodland.

The race is on. Travel Around the World in 80 Days in this telling of the famous novel by Jules Verne adapted by Mark Brown. Pictured (from left) are Hannah Mock of LaCenter, Alex Havens of Vancouver, Myronie McKee of Vancouver, Brian Reed of Vancouver and Adam Pithan of Longview. The show runs at Love Street Playhouse this Feb. 14–March 1. Tickets are available at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Bobby Pallotta
The race is on. Travel Around the World in 80 Days in this telling of the famous novel by Jules Verne adapted by Mark Brown. Pictured (from left) are Hannah Mock of LaCenter, Alex Havens of Vancouver, Myronie McKee of Vancouver, Brian Reed of Vancouver and Adam Pithan of Longview. The show runs at Love Street Playhouse this Feb. 14–March 1. Tickets are available at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Bobby Pallotta

Single tickets are $22 and are on sale by visiting the website at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com.

Adventure and mayhem come to Love Street Playhouse this Feb. 14–March as five actors portray 33 characters in Around the World in 80 Days, starring (from left) Adam Pithan of Longview as Phileas Fogg, Myronie McKee of Vancouver as Aouda, Brian Reed of Vancouver as Detective Fix, Alex Havens of Vancouver as Proctor and Hannah Mock of LaCenter as Passepartout. Photo courtesy of Bobby Pallotta
Adventure and mayhem come to Love Street Playhouse this Feb. 14–March as five actors portray 33 characters in Around the World in 80 Days, starring (from left) Adam Pithan of Longview as Phileas Fogg, Myronie McKee of Vancouver as Aouda, Brian Reed of Vancouver as Detective Fix, Alex Havens of Vancouver as Proctor and Hannah Mock of LaCenter as Passepartout. Photo courtesy of Bobby Pallotta

The race is on. The year is 1872, and English gentleman Phileas Fogg abandons his orderly London life to attempt to travel Around the World in 80 Days, wagering a staggering 20,000£ that he can arrive back in London in time.

To raise the stakes still further, Fogg races not only against time but also against a Scotland Yard detective who is convinced that our hero is an infamous bank thief. Adapted from Jules Verne’s classic novel by Mark Brown, Around the World in 80 Days is a new telling for the whole family – transporting you from London to Bombay, Yokohama to San Francisco, on steamships and elephants, through typhoons, out-of-control trains and marauding American Indians. But this is no movie: the entire globetrotting story is told live on stage at Love Street Playhouse with an ensemble of only five actors.

Melinda Pallotta, producing artistic director of Love Street Playhouse comments, “What better way to begin our exciting 2020 season than with a fast-paced trek around the world. This is a perfect show for the whole family to enjoy together and discover the imagination and creativity of the theatre. We are delighted to be producing this adaptation of a classic story told in a completely unexpected way. Our audiences are going on an extraordinary trip without ever leaving southwest Washington.”

David Bareford, a Woodland native since 2012, came to southwest Washington from Chicago, where he designed the theatrical violence in over 200 professional productions over the course of 16 years. He was thrilled to find such a theatrical gem as Love Street Playhouse in his new home town. This is his third directorial journey at Love Street, after co-directing Robin Hood and The Talisman Ring with his wife and artistic partner Melissa Vickery-Bareford. David’s violence design work can also often be seen in Vancouver at Magenta Theater or Journey Theatre Arts Group.

Director David Bareford has assembled a talented cast of seasoned veterans for this exciting adventure – Adam Pithan of Longview, Hannah Mock of LaCenter, Alex Havens of Vancouver, Brian Reed of Vancouver and Myronie McKee of Vancouver.

The creative team

The creative team includes David Bareford of Woodland (director and set design) Love Street Playhouse owner and Artistic Director Melinda Pallotta (producer and costume designer), Managing Director Lou Pallotta (managing director), Mikail Nordquist of Longview (lighting design), Dave Cavallaro (sound design), Melissa Vickery-Bareford (props design), Alainna Wiggington (violence design) and Alisa Brossia (production stage manager).

Single tickets

Single tickets to Around the World in 80 Days start at $22 and are now on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoveStreetPlayhouse.com or by phone at (800) 966-8865. Performances run Feb. 14 through March 1.

Performance times: Fri., Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., Thu., Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 23 at 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Thu., Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 1 at 2 p.m.

Local business sponsors and advertisers contributing to Love Street Playhouse include the Port of Woodland, Columbia Bank, Holland America Flowers, Benno and Klazina Dobbe of Woodland, Woodland Truck Lines, Lou Pallotta of Chianti Club Productions, Lelooska Foundation, Erica Rodman of Woodland Real Estate, Sproos Tap House of Woodland, Third Street Villas of Woodland, Hooked on Embroidery of Woodland, Last Frontier Casino in LaCenter, and Woodland Funeral Home.

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