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Valley Southwoods Presents “Around the World in 80 Days”

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School proudly presents “Around the World in 80 Days.” Based on the book by Jules Verne, the play by Toby Hulse begins with a mysterious bank robbery. The adventure follows robbery suspect Phileas Fogg and his valet, Mr. Passepartout, as they pursue Scotland Yard’s Detective Fix around the world to clear Fogg’s name. Along the way, Fogg meets and rescues Princess Aouda, who falls in love with him during their travels.

The play features Clayton Stein as Phileas Fogg, Eric Amundson as Passepartout, Ella Henricksen as Fix of the Yard, and Claire Meyers as Princess Aouda. More than 40 other Valley Southwoods Freshman High School students make up the rest of the cast and crew with Chloe Edwards, Hannah Grable, Isabella Ksiazak, Alana Scherer, and Nicholas Warff as narrators; Lauren Anderson as head stage manager; and Gunner Axne and Audrey Doenfeld as assistant directors.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 in the Staplin Performing Arts Center, Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines. Tickets are $7 and $8, and can be purchased at the door.

This play is presented through a partnership between Plays for Young Audiences, the Seattle Children’s Theatre, and the Children’s Theatre Company—Minneapolis.

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Full Cast & Crew List

Narrators……Chloe Edwards, Hannah Grable, Isabella Ksiazak, Alana Scherer, Nicholas Wharff

Mr. Phileas Fogg…………………………………………………………………………..Clayton Stein
Understudy……………………………………………………………………………….A.J. Bleskacek

Bombay Shopkeeper………………………………………………………………………………….Emily Hanson

Ucaf Uddaul………………………………………………………………………………………………..Hope Walker

Passepartout………………………………………………………….………………….Eric Amundson
Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………Edmund Falk

Gentleman 1…………………………………………………………………………….Jake Stegman

Gentleman 2……………………………………………………………………………..Edmund Falk

British Consul in Seuz……………………………………………………….…………..Addie Frohardt

Bombay Police Sergeant…………….………………………………………………………Laura Kiely

Bombay Waitress……….…………………………………………………………………Maria Sherman

Calcutta Police Officer…………………………………………………………………..A.J. Bleskacek

Fix of the Yard……………………………………………………………………..……Ella Henricksen
Understudy……………………………………………………………………….………Addie Frohardt

British Consul in Bombay……………………………………….……………………..Sydney Mixon

Head of Bombay Police………………………………………………………. ….Makenzie Campbell

Priest ………………………………………………………………………………………………………Quince Harding

Railway Guard……….……………………………………………………………….Cesar Miranda Jr.

World Citizen Ensemble…………Isaiah Aldiano, Sierra Gilbert, Haley Hamilton, Keaton Parizek

Princess Aouda……………………………………………………………………………Claire Meyers
Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………Sierra Gilbert

Pilot……………………………………………………………………………………….…..Hans Bunn

Captain Andrew Speedy………………………………………………………………….Suraj Moorjani

 

Head Stage Manager……………………………………….………………………..Lauren Anderson

Assistant Stage Managers………………………………………. Summer DeCamp, Chloe Stark

Assistant Directors………………………………………………Gunnar Axne and Audrey Doenfeld

Board Operators…………………………………………………Zak Fleischman and Aquaria Dayton

Makeup/Costume Crew……..……Alexandra Douglas, Hazel Johnson, Danielle Baird, Elyse Hall, Isabella Cook

Props Crew…………………………………………………………Rachel Hendel and Emma DeJong

Publicity…………………………………………………….Kaitlyn Bebensee and Hailey Butterwegge

Set/Build Crew………………………………Maddy Shumaker, Alivia Fergus, Emmy Richardson, Skylar Manna, Sophie Hixson, David Gaunt, Joe Simmons, Aidan Valencia

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