Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to Close Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
Asolo Repertory Theatre will close out its 2016-17 season with Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a theatrical re-imagination of Jules Verne's classic novel created by Craig Francis and Rick Miller. Miller directs the production, presented by Canada's family-focused entertainment production company Kidoons and WYRD Productions, and produced by Jeff Lord. Performances will run from June 7-July 1 with an official June 9 opening.
The production is described as follows: "Our modern-day storyteller Jules finds himself transported on board the Nautilus submarine, where he joins the mysterious Captain Nemo on a journey to the depths of the sea. Brought to stunning life through a mix of unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive technology, this time-honored tale explores our place in time and space, and illuminates the mysteries of the deep blue sea."
The cast will feature Serafín Falcón as Captain Nemo, with Suzy Jane Hunt as Professor Aronnax, Brendan McMahon as Jules, and Marcel Jeannin as Ned Land.
"When Craig Francis and I talked about collaborating on new shows that cross barriers between media, cultures and languages, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea sparked us both as a perfect fit," said director and co-creator Rick Miller. "Our vision is to create an immersive family experience that not only captures the magic of live theater, but extends beyond the stage as a trans-media experience."
The stage adaptation ran at New York City's New Victory Theater in the fall of 2016.