Feature : Theater : 1.22.2009



Around the World in 80 Days opens at the UO’s Robinson Theatre Friday, Jan. 23.

For the grand opening of the Miller Theatre Complex, which included quite a lot of work in the formerly weary Robinson Theatre, the UO theater folk decided to start with a family-friendly comedy. On campus, ads encourage students to come dressed in their finest for the Friday night opening, and Saturday night marks a gala event. Hopefully you never saw the total crap movie of Jules Verne’s romp of a book, and even if you did, the young ‘uns in their new space should be able to take you along on what the press release describes as the “steampunk” ride of Phileas Fogg’s life. Show dates are Jan. 23-24 & 29-31 and Feb. 1, 6 & 7. Tix at 346-4363.