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Nov. 23rd – Dec. 16th: Dell’Arte Holiday Tour

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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:

The Dell’Arte Holiday Tour

November 23 – December 16

BLUE LAKE, CA: The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 38th year, ushers in the festive season with an adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and attempting the impossible, Around the World in 80 Days will begin its run in the Carlo Theatre on November 23 & 24 at 7:30 pm. Keeping with tradition, admissions for most performances are free thanks to the generous support of local schools, the California Arts Council, Pierson Building Center, Coast Central

Credit Union, Stephany Joy of Re/Max Humboldt Realty, Almquist Lumber; as well as, The James Irvine Foundation. The audience is asked to contribute nonperishable food items, which the cast collects and donates to local food banks in collaboration with local non-profit, Food for People.

How big is the world? Or should we ask, how small? In a time before the airplane, Phileas Fogg and his right-hand man set out to prove it’s possible to travel around the world in 80 days. By train, sea, and whatever forms of travel they can find, their adventures reveal the richness of new places and diverse peoples. But the race against time is a hard one to win, and the two travelers will need all the help they can get along the way. Will they make their journey in time, or will they fail in their attempt?

The Dell’Arte Company’s adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days is directed by Dell’Arte’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields and is a bold re-telling of the classic holiday tale that comprises of original music and robust physical storytelling created and performed by this year’s international cast. Featured are:

Alfredo Romero from Mexico, Idit Kischinovsky from Israel and Melanie Schauwecker, Jesse March, Cleo DeOrio, Evan Grande, Kathryn Cesarz and Jordan Rosin from the US.

Dell’Arte strives to make family holiday entertainment available to both rural and urban communities that rarely see live professional theatre. Venues range from large, lofty theatres to local elementary school cafeterias. The Dell’Arte Holiday

Show reaches approximately 5,000 – 8,000 people each year, including many school-age children. This production will tour throughout Northern California, with stops in Orick, Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Cave Junction OR, Klamath, Bridgeville, Scotia, Point Arena, Redway, Hoopa, Trinidad and a special performance at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City.

Free Tickets will be available at the Dell’Arte office or venue door only for these performances:

  • Dell’Arte International (Nov. 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Orick School (Nov. 29 at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Lorna Byrne Middle School (Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Yurok HQ (Dec. 1 at 5:00 p.m.)

Free Tickets will be available at Pierson’s Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union in McKinleyville, Redwood Curtain Bank, and Almquist Lumber in Arcata for these performances:

  • McKinleyville High School (Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Winema Theater (Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Eureka Theater (Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Trinidad Elementary School (Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Arcata High School (Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.)

To purchase tickets visit our website, call, or stop by in person at Dell’Arte for the following performances: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under:

  • Dell’Arte International (Dec. 13, 14, & 15 at 7:30 p.m.,
  • December 15 & 16 at 2:00 p.m.)

Tickets will be available at the Mateel Community Center for the following performance:

  • Mateel Community Center (Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.)

More information can be found at dellarte.com, or phone Dell’Arte at (707) 668-5663. Please email Tushar Mathew at tushar@dellarte.com if you require further information.