Adapted from the classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager. New friends, strange acquaintances, and careful planning could be the only way...Though this was only possible if nothing would hinder his success? Did we mention that there is a warrant out for his arrest?
Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018
Adapted by Shahrazad Theatre Company
produced in association with Ensemble Theatre
Directed by August Scarpelli
Saturdays @3 & 7pm.
A interactive adventure for the whole family!
MEET THE CAST AND CREW:
Hannah Storch (Phileas Fogg/Ensemble) is pleased to return to Ensemble Theatre with Shahrazad Theatre Company to traverse this classic with such an amazing group of artists. Hannah studied Theatre and English at Kent State University. After graduating, she toured the country with The National Theatre for Children and Bright Star Touring Company. Since returning to Cleveland, she has had the immense pleasure to work with multiple theatres. Recently she has been seen with Cleveland Shakespeare Festival in Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth, Talespinners Children’s Theatre in Jan and the Trickster and When the Lion Sneezed, Convergence Continuum in Contradictionary Lies and Rendezvous Point and Cleveland Public Theatre in Labrador of Desire. Hannah sends love and gratitude to her friends, family and you, for supporting new, live theatre. Enjoy!
Kyle Huff (Passepartout/Ensemble) is happy to be working on 80 Days - his second show as a company member and founder of Shahrazad Theatre Company. Kyle has been involved at Ensemble Theatre for many seasons, both on stage and behind the scenes. He directed Farragut North and Assistant Directed The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail. Kyle was seen on stage at Ensemble as Artax in The Never Ending Story, Ensemble in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Ensemble/Chester in The Great Gatsby, Lee Piper in Jerusalem, and Cal Trask in East of Eden. He has also worked at Beck Center, Actor’s Summit, and French Creek Theatre, and is a Care Lite Instructor for Cleveland Playhouse. Kyle's most recent production endeavor was opening the new Shahrazad Theatre Company with fellow Hiram College Alumni Kayla Davis and August Scarpelli, and directing it's inaugural show, Caucasian Chalk Circle. Kyle would like to thank Becca for being his light through every storm, Celeste and Ian for all their support, and his family and friends for all their love.
Valerie Young (Detective Fix/Ensemble) is honored to have been cast once again in a Shahrazad Theatre production. Last year you may have spotted her in their inaugural production of Caucasian Chalk Circle. She loves the energy and joy that comes when working with this upstart theatre company. Next up for Valerie will be in Other Desert Cities at Clague Playhouse in January 2019.
Andrew Keller (Aouda/Ensemble) is very excited to be returning to Shaharazad Theater. He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where he studied acting and directing, and appeared in Noises Off (Freddie), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George), and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Gordon). His recent directing credits include: Grease at Sandstone Summer Theater, and Willy Wonka at French Creek Theater. Recent local acting credits include: Silent Sky (Peter Shaw) at Clague Playhouse, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Lavrenti/Ensemble) here at Shaharazad, The Dining Room (Various) at Bay Village Community Theater, Our Town (George) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Potiphar/Dan) at French Creek Theater, The Phantom Tollbooth (Humbug), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Peter), and Farragut North (Ben) at Ensemble Theater, as well as Side Show (Ensemble) and The Bigfoot Letters (Roger Korman) at Blank Canvas Theater. Thanks to his friends at Shaharazad for the chance to work with some of the best artists in Cleveland, to the audience for supporting local theater, and the biggest thanks of all goes to his family for their constant love and support.
Becca Moseley (Chorus Leader/Ensemble) is excited to be back for another season at Ensemble Theatre! She has served as the Resident Production Stage Manager/assistant stage manager for many Ensemble shows, including both parts of Angels in America, Radio Golf,The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Margin of Error,Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, the Iceman Cometh, Animals out of Paper, Knock Me A Kiss, Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie, Thurgood, Death of a Salesman, and Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. She co-directed Run, Kingsbury, Run and recently assistant directed East of Eden. She was onstage in past seasons at Ensemble as Pea in Jerusalem, the Childlike Empress/company in The Never Ending Story, The Phantom Tollbooth (Princess Rhyme/Ensemble,) and as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Other favorite credits not at Ensemble include Rosalind (As You Like It), Fabiana Cunningham (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Dorine (Tartuffe), and Maggie ( A Chorus Line). Most recently, Becca played Ophelia in Hiram College's alumni inclusive production of Hamlet and Antonia (Man of La Mancha.) She thanks Ian and Celeste for building and nurturing a theatre that provides a constant supply of great scripts and people to bring them to life, her family for their love and support, and Kyle for always believing in the magic.
Kayla Davis (Chorus Leader/Ensemble/Costumer) is very excited for this, the second Shahrazad Theatre Company production, Around the World in 80 Days! She was seen as Grusha in STC's first production, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and is a proud co-founder of STC. Her work as a costume designer has been seen on the Ensemble stage in East of Eden, The Phantom Tollbooth, Jelly Belly, Angels in America Part One and Two, and other wonderful shows. Kayla has also been seen on the Ensemble stage in The Phantom Tollbooth and The Little Prince. She would like to thank our fearless leader, August, for his guidance and enthusiasm as well as the cast for their energy and commitment throughout this process. Enjoy!!
August Scarpelli (Director) has been with Ensemble Theatre since Death of a Salesman back in 2015, and was recently onstage as Aron Trask in East of Eden. This is also his second season as Technical Director. He is also currently tech directing and designing at his Alma mater Hiram College, where all three co- founders and some cast members of 80 Days hail from. He could not be more grateful to present you with this original production from Shahrazad Theatre Company and Ensemble Theatre. Thanks to his mother and Turner Classic Movies Jules Verne stories were a big part of his childhood.And he has experienced pure joy bringing this one fresh life. You will be able to catch him next at Western Reserve Playhouse where he will be directing Tartuffe in January 2019. He is incredibly lucky to be surrounded by the most creative and supportive cast and production team anyone could ask for. Ducks fly together.
Sam Landgraf (Stage Manager) is jazzed to be working with Shahrazad Theatre again for their second production, working with this group of people is always a joy. Sam has just finished stage managing Molly Sweeney with Seat of Your Pants at Weathervane Playhouse and previous shows she has worked on at Ensemble Theatre are The Little Prince, Phantom Tollbooth, The Neverending Story, and The Great Gatsby all as stage manager along with run crew for Angel in America: Part One. She would like to thank the Hiram crew for always working their hardest, Ian and Celeste for bringing her into the Ensemble Theatre family, and Jordan for always understanding tech week.