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Arts & Entertainment - December 8, 2017

Dazzling production, dated stereotypes

Technically brilliant, 'Around the World in 80 Days' proves problematic

by Kaila Prins

It's very probable that Jules Verne, French author and one of the fathers of science fiction, never anticipated that his "Around the World in 80 Days" would be playing as a madcap farce on stages in 2017. Yet TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has pulled it out of the time capsule, bringing the 2001 adaptation by playwright Mark Brown to Palo Alto this holiday season.

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Freelance writer Kaila Prins can be emailed at [email protected]

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