A multimedia theatrical concert with drama, film, and chamber music.
Their paths crossed in 1889 to the delight of the whole world…
Travel across space and time—to the moon and back—with the legendary Jules Verne and the daring Nellie Bly.
Nellie Bly, the enterprising 25-year-old American journalist, became an international celebrity when she embarked on a voyage around the world to beat the record of Phileas Fogg, the fictional hero of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. They said a woman couldn’t do it, but Bly proved them wrong—even taking precious time out for a surprise detour in France to meet the aging Verne. The meeting of these two unlikely kindred spirits, both unafraid to explore the unknown, inspires Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s sumptuous multimedia theatrical concert that interweaves drama, video, and the music of Chausson, Stephen Foster, Gottschalk, and Chaminade.
Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons
Choreography by Daniel Mantei (2015)
April 8–12, 2015
BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
321 Ashland Place,
June 5, 2008
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, NY, NY