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News Release
Thursday, May 03, 2018

Directed by Karla Brandau, and produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

Saturdays May 5 – June 2, 2:00 pm
Sundays May 13 and 27 and June 3, 2:00 pm

HOUSTON - Company OnStage presents Around the World in 80 Days, by Toby Hulse (based on the novel by Jules Verne), and directed by Karla Brandau.

The story begins with a bank robbery by a mysterious figure. Then we are introduced to Mr. Fogg, honest-looking, well-turned-out, and with good teeth. He is accompanied by his newly-acquired valet, Mr. Passepartout. Hot in their pursuit is Detective Fix of Scotland Yard, who thinks that Fogg is the man who robbed the bank. This madcap adventure quickly moves along on a succession of locomotives, steamers, and hilarity.

“Toby Hulse takes on telling the story with a minimum of resources and a cast of just three to that most demanding of audiences: young children. Like Mr. Fogg, he pulls it off with style and élan.” – British Theatre Guide

“A cast of three actors, all delivering lines with spot-on humor, make the classic tale of Around the World in 80 Days a must see.” – Hackney Gazette, UK

“It’s such a healthy dose of Monty Python nonsense that keeps the adults tickled while the slapstick is laid on thick for the children and… it’s a merrily entertaining trip for all on board.” – Metro, UK

Saturdays May 5 – June 2, 2:00 pm

Sundays May 13 and 27 and June 3, 2:00 pm

Performances are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. from May 5 – June 2, 2018, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m May 13, May 27, and June 3. Tickets are $10.00 and are available through our box office at Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit and like our Facebook page at to keep track of COS goings-on, special events, audition notices, and announcements, or call 713-726-1219 for more information.

The Company OnStage Theater was founded in 1977 by Joyce Randall-McNally, a former associate director of the Alley Theater, along with her husband Hank McNally. After being displaced from its home of 33 years at the now defunct Westbury Square shopping center, Company OnStage has moved to its new performance home on the grounds of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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