On Nov. 23, 1889, Nelly Bly, the young American journalist known for her undercover reporting and daring stories, paused on her record-making journey around the world to meet the aging French writer, Jules Verne, author of Around the World in Eighty Days. Her real-life voyage was meant to mirror and challenge that of Phileas Fogg, the hero of Verne's novel. Their brief encounter and Verne's own inner worlds are the subject of this theatrical concert that combines the words of Verne and Bly, French chamber music and American popular songs, and the pioneering films of Méliès to recreate the early 20th century passion for exploration and a visionary future. A multi-media voyage for the senses and a one-night only, World Premier event.
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