Stepping Out

TheatreWorks takes on the 'World' with play opening Saturday night

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents “Around the World in 80 Days,” slated to preview today through Friday, open Saturday and close Dec. 31 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Mark Brown’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel debuted Off-Broadway in 2008.

Set in 1872 England, “World” follows adventurer Phileas Fogg and his journey around the globe in 80 days.

Five actors portray dozens of characters in a race against time and treachery. Robert Kelley directs.

Previews of “World” are scheduled 8 p.m. today through Friday, with Saturday’s opening show set for the same time. Future shows are slated 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays.

Tickets are $40-$100.

For tickets and more information, call 463-1960 or visit

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