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The reviews are starting to come in!

"You want to have a good time? You want to laugh until you cry? Go see Lost Dog Productions’ Around the World in 80 Days."
                                      - Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes
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"a fun voyage and adventurous treat ... unique & innovative play... well directed by Allison Bibicoff... a terrifically talented and appealing cast of five, playing an unbelievable 39 colorful characters with great skill ... well worth seeing"
                           - Harrison Held, Discover Hollywood 
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"a wonderfully creative entertainment. Make plans to see it when you are ready to laugh and experience the wonder of staged brilliance!... get in on the fun"
        - Shari Barrett, Culver City News
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Some reviews from Bibicoff's past direction of this show:

"cleverness personified"
"accomplished entertainment…“World” sets out to amuse & reaches its destination with time to spare"
  - LA Times, F. Kathleen Foley
*LA TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE*

"I don’t say this much, but this production is a MUST SEE!" 
        - ALittleNightMusing.com

"This is one of the most enjoyable, imaginative and amazing productions you'll ever have the good fortune to witness." 
           -Will Call, Ingrid Wilmot

"It is quite the spectacle, entertaining and suspenseful at once "
"a vicarious treat, for both children and adults alike." 
       - Examiner, Bonnie Priever

"innovative...theatre at its root…challenging & inventive"  
              - The Huffington Post

"succeeds in taking audiences to a whimsical place of comedic self-discovery." - pLAwriting in the city, Melissa Gordon
Runs
Fri, Sep 09 – Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Fri & Sat, 8pm
Sun, 3pm

BUY TICKETS
Click here, or call (323) 960-4429 
$34 Adults
$29 Seniors
$15 Students with I.D.
$12 Children under 14

Running time: 2 hours 
(plus a 15 minute intermission)

MATRIX THEATRE
7657 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Matrix Theatre is on the North side of Melrose, just East of Fairfax, between Stanley and Spaulding.

* Guest Production of The Matrix Theatre. *

PARKING:
-Street parking: Meters on Melrose end at 8:00. Side streets are 2 hour parking until 8pm,so you should have no problem if you park after 6:00.
-Valet: You may use the $7 valet for the restaurant just west of the theatre (Beefsteak & Wolf), but please note that they have one attendant, so please be patient, and do not block traffic (circle the block, if necessary), since they are kindly allowing us to utilize their services. Thank you!



Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! 

Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as 5 actors portraying 39 characters traverse 7 continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.

CAST & CREW

 Actor 1 ......................... Gabriel Oliva
 Actor 2 ......................... Brian Stanton
 Actor 3 ......................... Michael Uribes
 Actor 4 ......................... Sujana Chand 
 Actor 5 ......................... Thaddeus Shafer

 Set Designer ................ Christopher Schmidt
 Lighting Designer ......... R. Christopher Stokes 
 Costume Designer ....... Kimberly DeShazo
 Sound Designer ........... Dave Mickey

​ Writer ............................ Mark Brown
 Director ......................... Allison Bibicoff

 Asst. Producer ...............Bo Powell
 Stage Manager.............. Bernice Mendez
 Casting.......................... Michael Donovan
 Asst. Casting ................ Richie Ferris
 PR ................................ Philip Sokoloff
 Graphic Design ............ Kiff Scholl
 Graphic Layout ............. Mary Hanson
 Scenic Painter ...............Mary Hanson

NEARBY RESTAURANTS AND BARS

* click on the underlined name/link to access the restaurant's website * 

STARBUCKS - directly across the street
BEEFSTEAK- directly next door (west)
    vegetarian cuisine, by Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron
WOLF  - directly next door (west)
    fresh, local ingredients by Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron
    order at the counter/casual 
MAISON RICHARD - next door (east, and around the corner on Stanley Ave.) 
    French cafe and bakery
SNAKE PIT ALEHOUSE - 2 blocks east
    pub grub, beers & more, build your own pizza, build your own burger + 
    happy hour daily 3-8
SPARTINA -3 blocks east
    Rustic Italian fare served in chic, modern room featuring a big patio, a bar & an open kitchen
VINOTEQUE - 4 blocks east, 
    tapas & wine, happy hour daily 5-7
MELROSE UMBRELLA COMPANY - 4 blocks east, .2 miles
    food and drink, specializes in great cocktails, happy hour daily 3-7
VILLAGE IDIOT - 6 blocks east, .3 miles
    food and drink, happy hour M-F 4-6
GREENSPAN'S GRILLED CHEESE - 4 blocks east, .2 miles
    Inventive grilled cheese sandwiches at a contemporary counter-serve eatery, salads as well. 
ANTONIO'S - 4 blocks east
    Traditional Mexican dishes & hundreds of tequilas

CANTER'S DELI: .6 miles, from the theatre: West to Fairfax, then South on Fairfax to Canter's
    open 24 hours
PITFIRE PIZZA: .6 miles, from the theatre: Go 6 blocks West to Fairfax, then North to Pitfire
FAT DOG: .6 miles: from the theatre: Go 6 blocks West to Fairfax, then North, just past Pitfire
    Craft beer, wine, cocktails and food, happy hour M-F 4-7, kitchen closes Fri & Sat at 11, Sun at 10
GENGHIS COHEN: .4 miles: from the theatre: Go 6 blocks West to Fairfax, then North
    New York-style Sichuan Chinese grub & playful cocktails, kitchen closes Fri & Sat at 11, Sun at 10
    happy hour: Mon- Thurs 12-7


                                                                                       

SMOKE OIL SALT: 7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 930-7900
    Serving a full menu of authentic and traditional Spanish foods, meant to be shared, in a casual environment. Over 130 bottles of wine.
    Their wine bar is open until midnight
THE PARLOR: 7250 Melrose Avenue
      Sports Bar. Happy Hour M-F, 3-7
ELEPHANT RIDE
Clockwise from top: 
Michael Uribes,
Thaddeus Shafer,
Sujana Chand,
Brian Stanton,
Gabriel Oliva,
BRITISH CONSULATE
L to R:
Michael Uribes,
Brian Stanton (hat rack),
Thaddeus Shafer,
Gabriel Oliva
MUDGE'S SLEDGE
Top: Gabriel Oliva (Mudge),

Bottom, L to R: 
Thaddeus Shafer,
Brian Stanton,
Sujana Chand,
Michael Uribes
TRAIN RIDE, INDIA
L to R:
Gabriel Oliva,
Thaddeus Shafer,
Michael Uribes,
Sujana Chand (standing),
Brian Stanton (in bar cart)
TRAIN JUMPING BRIDGE
L to R:
Michael Uribes,
Thaddeus Shafer,
Sujana Chand,
Gabriel Oliva,
Brian Stanton
HENRIETTA STEAMBOAT TRIP
Gabriel Oliva (L),
Thaddeus Shafer (R)
THE REFORM CLUB
L to R:
Gabriel Oliva,
Thaddeus Shafer,
Brian Stanton,
Michael Uribes
PIRATE
Sujana Chand (pirate),
Brian Stanton (Detective Fix, R)
OPIUM DEN
Brian Stanton (L., Detective Fix),
Michael Uribes (R., Passepartout)
SPLAT
L to R:
Thaddeus Shafer (Fogg),
Sujana Chand (Aouda),
Brian Stanton (Detective Fix)
THE STORM
L to R:
Brian Stanton,
Gabriel Oliva,
Thaddeus Shafer,
Sujana Chand
Photos by Michael Lamont
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The Typhoon!
Wee wee, in car #2!
​1 ACTOR, 9 CHARACTERS, 90 SECONDS
​This features just one of our fab actors: Gabriel Oliva
In the full show, he does 18 characters!
Our 5 fab actors do 39 characters, in total!

Elephant escape!
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