The world was a simpler place in 1872. In one of Jules Verne's most famous books, Around the World in 80 Days, a man named Phineas Fogg accepts a challenge to circle the globe in 80 days, which was unheard of at the time. He and his sidekick Passepartout travel to exotic locations and have many adventures as a detective (who thinks Fogg is a criminal is hot in pursuit). The Walnut Street Theatre will present a one-night-only version of the show Friday night at the Quick Center, using just five actors to play all the parts.
Around the World in 80 Days
The Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Fri., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. $15-$40. (203) 254-4010. quickcenter.com.