The Lookingglass Theatre's production of
Around the World in 80 Days

Written & directed by Laura Eason

Phileas Fogg—fantastically wealthy, majestically mysterious, and a dedicated man of scientific reason—has deduced that a mere 80 days is enough to circumnavigate the globe. And he’s staked his entire fortune on it. Will bandits, a herd of buffalo, an act of chivalry, and a meddlesome inspector from Scotland Yard prevent him from fulfilling this mindboggling task? Follow Fogg and his loyal valet Passepartout from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the steamy subcontinent; aboard steamships, locomotives, and elephants—as he learns about the heart, himself, and a world bigger than he ever anticipated.

Join CENTERSTAGE as we partner with Chicago’s award-winning Lookingglass Theatre ensemble, on this swashbuckling and physically vibrant theatrical experience.

Around the World in 80 Days is recommended for everyone ages 8 and up.



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This production will have one 15-minute intermission.

Cast (in alphabetical order)


Usman Ally headshot

Usman Ally*
Mr. Naidu & others

Rom Barkhordar headshot

Rom Barkhordar*
Captain Speedy & others

Ravi Batista headshot

Ravi Batista*
Mrs. Aouda

Joe Dempsey
Inspector Fix

Kevin Douglas headshot

Kevin Douglas*

Patrick New headshot

Patrick New*
Colonel Proctor & others

Ericka Ratcliff headshot

Ericka Ratcliff*
Captain Von Darius & others

Philip R. Smith headshot

Philip R. Smith*
Phileas Fogg


Bret Torbeck*
Stage Manager

Captain Kate Murphy*
Assistant Stage Manager

























*Member of Actors' Equity Association


Artistic Team


Laura Eason

Jacqueline & Richard Penrod
Scenic Designer

Mara Blumenfeld
Costume Designer

Lee Keenan
Lighting Designer

Joshua Horvath
Sound Designer

Kevin O'Donnell

Tracy Walsh
Movement Director

Eva Breneman
Dialect Consultant

Nick Sandys
Fight Choreographer

Drew Lichtenberg
Production Dramaturg
with original dramaturgy by

Margot Bordelon & Cassandra Sanders













Around the World in 80 Days is produced in association with Kansas City Repertory Theatre;
Eric Rosen, Artistic Director; Cynthia Rider, Managing Director.

World premiere by the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, 2008.