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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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attended May 14 2010

Not a bad show for kids, not sure I would recommend it for adults. Very light humor and a bit of slapstick moments. If you live in Bethesda or the area it's worth a try, but I drove from Falls Church, Va and I thought it was a bit of a trip for...continued

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attended May 16 2010

My 10 year old son and I enjoyed the play, although it was a bit long (2 1/2 hours, including intermission). Bring a sweater, the theater is over-air-conditioned. The adult tickets are a little over-priced.

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attended May 19 2010

I think I was expecting a lot more based on some of the reviews here. I also attend a lot of plays and have seen much better performances. Overall, the acting was OK and so was the comedy aspect. For me it was between a 2-3 star play. The 1st...continued

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Website

http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performances/around-the-world-in-...

Description

By Mark Brown

From the novel by Jules Verne

Directed by Nick Olcott

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. Nick Olcott (The Book Club Play) directs this wacky adventure.

About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre

Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year at our 400-seat theater in Bethesda. Round House has been nominated for 146 Helen Hayes Awards (including six in 2015) and has won 27 (including three in 2014). Its productions have won “Outstanding Resident Play” four times.

Round House’s educational programs serve more than 2,500 students of all ages at its six-classroom Education Center in Silver Spring and in schools throughout Montgomery County. Its many innovative education programs encompass Full Day Programs for Youth, including Summer Programs for K – 12; a Teen Performance Company, with classes and events for teens throughout the year culminating in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, the only play produced by a regional theater that is directed, acted and designed by high school students; School Outreach, including Intersections, Student Matinees, and Play It Forward, a program that allows Montgomery County high school students to attend Round House shows for free; and Classes for Adults & Youth.

Round House is a member of LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and LOWT (League of Washington Theatres). The theatre is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with major support from Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council (an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts), and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.