Monday, March 26, 2012

The Original Amazing Race, Around the World in 80 Days

Contact Margie Romero, Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
412.316.8200 ext. 707 or

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents

Around the World in 80 Days

In Mark Brown’s thrilling theatrical adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, Phileas Fogg and friends create the original Amazing Race.

PITTSBURGH (March 21, 2012) Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Mark Brown’s adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, the classic story by Jules Verne. Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge will stage this entertaining adventure that runs April 12 – May 13, 2012 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit Pittsburgh Public Theater is led by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas. Around the World in 80 Days is presented by Highmark.

Ron Bohmer
In this work of highly theatrical imagination, the year is 1872 and Englishman Phileas Fogg (Ron Bohmer) accepts a bet to circle the globe in just 80 days. Accompanied by his French servant Passepartout (Jeffrey Kuhn), he travels by train, steamship, sled, and even elephant. With brilliant bravery (and stunning stagecraft), they rescue an Indian princess, encounter a monsoon at sea, and escape a devious detective, among other daring deeds. In tour-de-force performances, Tom Beckett, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, and Richard B. Watson play dozens of outrageous characters in this funny, romantic, and suspenseful race around the world.

Meera Rohit Kumbhani
The design team is Michael Schweikardt (Scenic), Martha Bromelmeier (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Don Wadsworth is the Dialect Coach, casting is by McCorkle Casting, Ruth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager, and Alicia DeMara is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Jules Verne was born in France in 1828. He became a prolific and acclaimed writer of science fiction and fantasy books, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and A Journey to the Center of the Earth, which are still popular today. Mark Brown is an actor and writer who currently lives in New York.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents

What: Around the World in 80 Days

When: April 12 – May 13, 2012

Performance Schedule

Tues. through Sat. at 8 pm (except Tues., May 8 when the show is at 7 pm).

Sat. at 2 pm (except April 21).

There will be an additional 2 pm matinee on Thurs., May 10.

Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (except Sun. May 13 when the final show is at 2 pm)

Press Night is Thursday, April 19.

Opening Night is Friday, April 20.

Ticket Prices

$28 to $60.

$15.75 for students and age 26 and younger with valid ID.

For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit

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