Five actors use lightning fast costume changes to play all 39 characters in a madcap comedy that’s been called “Monty Python meets Jules Verne.” In 1872, Londoner Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circle the globe in just 80 days. With his fortune on the line, Fogg and his valet use rail, steamer, and elephant to race through India, Asia, and America.

Such challenges as a snooping detective, a possible human sacrifice, and a runaway train are met with Victorian virtue and a precision pocket watch. Drama Desk Award winner Russell Treyz directs this wacky adventure. The New York Times hailed it as “fast-paced,” “unabashedly theatrical,” and “smart enough to make sophisticated adults laugh out loud and shamelessly silly enough to keep children in the audience interested and entertained.”

Directed by Drama Desk Award Winner Russell Treyz

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SEPT. 2011
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Aiden O'SheaAIDEN O'SHEA (Passepartout) was born on Long Island, in a Buddhist commune, at home. He grew up in San Francisco, in his young adolescence a master teacher relocated from Nanjing to S.F. ..he trained in a small group for six years and was then ushered into a performing career by Lu-Yi, the master from China. He returned to NYC five years ago to get a Masters degree from the New School in acting! Most recent performances include: A WINTER UNDER THE TABLE, Roland Topor - Cuban International Theater Festival, Havana, Cuba /  in 's, Humor Abuse, Lorenzo Pisoni's understudy - Manhattan Theater Club, Narrator 1 by Erin Brown - Theatre Row. Check out my new website for circus based fitness at and love to Micah!

Russell GarrettRUSSELL GARRETT (Fogg) is excited to make his debut at Playhouse On Park. He has performed on Broadway and toured the country in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Elton), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Jeb/Gideon), and 42ND STREET.  He has also toured as Frank in Hal Prince's SHOW BOAT and several tours of duty with A CHORUS LINE (Zach / Greg / Bobby) Russell has appeared in New England as Albert/Jonathan in THE SPARROW , Col. Pickering in MY FAIR LADY, and Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET all at Stoneham Theatre in Boston, as Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN at Wheelock Family Theatre, Zach in A CHORUS LINE at Reagle Music Theatre and Ernst in CABARET and Roger Debris in THE PRODUCERS at Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine.  As an accomplished director and choreographer, Russell's work has been seen in theatres from coast to coast including TOMMY, THE FULL MONTY, CHICAGO, CABARET, GUYS AND DOLLS, KISS ME, KATE, and ANYTHING GOES.  This summer he just returned from directing and choreographing SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE in Hilton Head, South Carolina and HAIRSPRAY at Theatre By The Sea in Rhode Island.    

Jef CanterJEF CANTER (Sir Francis Cromarty) Jef (with 1 F) resides in NYC and is thrilled to be making his first appearance at Playhouse on Park. Last seen in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MY FAIR LADY, and FUNNY GIRL at the Gretna Theatre.  Other Credits: National Tour of PETER PAN: THE SHOW (Mr. Smee).  The Welk Resort Theatre - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE(Clarence), Musical Theatre West - ANNIE (Lt. Ward) w/Andrea McArdle,  Norris Theatre - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Cortland Rep - DAMN YANKEES (Joe Boyd).  Love to my dad and in memory of my mom who has permanent front row seats now.

Chris MixonCHRIS MIXON (Detective Fix) is based in New York where he recently joined off-Broadway’s Pearl Theatre Company (2011 Drama Desk Award) as its newest resident company member.  Chris toured with Broadway’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS..., starring Ralph Macchio, and has performed at the Denver Center, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Pioneer Theatre Co., George St. Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, Pennsylvania Stage, Two River Theatre, Hartford TheatreWorks, Mill Mt. Theatre, Northern Stage, and the Orlando, Nebraska, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festivals.  TV credits include The Rosa Parks Story (CBS w/Angela Bassett), Law & Order, One Live to Live, and All My Children.

Veronique HurleyVERONIQUE HURLEY (Aouda) is thrilled to be working with Playhouse on Park again. She had the pleasure of playing everyone's favorite eight legged friend, Charlotte in CHARLOTTE'S WEB at the Playhouse and couldn't be happier to be back. A Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Hartt School at University of Hartford is currently pursing her dream and resides in the New York City area. Recent credits include: EXITS AND ENTRANCES (The Spoon Theatre), ROMANTIC FOOLS AND CAPE MAY KIDS (Cape May Stage), NOISES OFF!, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Hartford Stage).



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