The economic woes of late have many of us rethinking summer vacation plans. However, at the Taproot theater one can escape the summer heat for a two hour trip around the world. Taproot's most recent production, Around the World in 80 Days, takes theatergoers on an amazing trip through time to the marvels and morality of the Victorian age. Once again, Taproot producers lean on versatile and captivating actors to engage the audience. In this performance, five very talented actors transform into a cast of more than thirty through the use of simple props and dramatic skills.
Although the performance can be enjoyed by patrons of all ages, (I was seated next to a nine year old boy), some parents may want to note there is a brief scene in an opium den and use of alcohol. The zany excitement of the story left us cheering on the protagonist, and hoping he would achieve his goal of completing his around the world journey in eighty days.
Performances run through June 20.