OneHolyoke CDC, MIFA Victory Theatre
Holyoke High School Theater and Media Literacy
The National Players return to Holyoke with their production of
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
By Laura Eason
Directed by Jared Mezzocchi
Based on the novel by Jules Verne
Join the National Players as they travel by boat, train, and elephant in Jules Verne’s epic adventure. Full of daring rescues, brash duels, and unexpected romance, Around the World in 80 Days is a trip you won’t soon forget.
In addition to the public performance of Around the World in 80 Days, the company will bring live theater to Holyoke High and Dean students during school hours and provide students with the opportunity to participate in a Master Class taught by cast members following the in-school performance.
Made possible by:
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency
Established in 1949 and based at Olney Theatre Center since 1952, National Players is America’s longest-running touring company. Founded on the principle of prioritizing areas with limited access to theatre, National Players company consists of 10 early-career theatre artists who spend 10 months touring the United States with their three-play repertory to a variety of diverse populations and venues from performing arts centers, universities, but also public schools, rural community centers, and penitentiaries…www.nationalplayers.org
Founded in 1971, OneHolyoke CDC is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving housing for low and moderate-income Holyoke residents. Their ultimate mission is to lift the entire community and help families and their children thrive. Education provides the greatest route towards that goal and live theater represents a wonderful learning opportunity to our high school students…www.oneholyoke.org
MIFA Victory Theatre presents the finest examples of contemporary practice in performing, visual, and literary arts, and serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley through the preservation and reopening of the historical landmark Victory Theatre…About MIFA
The Holyoke High School Performing & Media Arts Academy allows students to pursue passions in music and theater, as well as journalism, marketing, media, and graphic and visual design. Students can select their academy as they enter the 10th grade and upon entering 11th grade will select a focus track, either Performing or Media Arts. Prior to their selection, students are expected to participate in an introductory full-year course called Intro to Performing & Media Arts taught by Bevan Brunelle…www.facebook.com/HolyokeTheater