Dell’Arte: Around the World in 80 Days

Dell’Arte Annual Holiday Show

8 December 7:30

Adapted by Dell’Arte from Jules Verne
Dell’Arte International’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 38th year, ushers in the festive season with an adaptation of the timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and attempting the impossible. Keeping with tradition, admissions for most performances are free thanks to the generous support of local schools, the California Arts Council, Pierson Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union, Stephany Joy of Re/Max Humboldt Realty, Almquist Lumber; as well as, The James Irvine Foundation. The audience is asked to contribute non-perishable food items, which the cast collects and donates to local food banks in collaboration with local non-profit, Food for People.

How big is the world? Or should we ask, how small? In a time before the airplane, Phileas Fogg and his right-hand man set out to prove it’s possible to travel around the world in 80 days. By train, sea, and whatever forms of travel they can find, their adventures reveal the richness of new places and diverse peoples. But the race against time is a hard one to win, and the two travelers will need all the help they can get along the way. Will they make their journey in time, or will they fail in their attempt?

Dell’Arte’s adaptation is directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields is a robust physical storytelling created and performed by this year’s international cast. Featured are: Alfredo Romero from Mexico, Idit Kischinovsky from Israel and Melanie Schauwecker, Jesse March, Cleo DeOrio, Evan Grande, Kathryn Cesarz and Jordan Rosin from the US.

Check the Dell’Arte website for other times and venues for this epic show!