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Around the World in 80 Days book discussion planned for Prizery
SoVaNow.com / January 30, 2013The Prizery will host a book discussion for Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The event is free and the public is invited. It is offered as a complimentary event, pairing with Walnut Street Theatre’s production of the stage adaptation of the story which will be brought to life on The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre Stage the following week, Prizery artistic director Chris Jones said.
Jules Verne authority, Ron Miller, will lead the discussion. Miller, now a South Boston resident, consulted with Disney during the creation of the Verne themed attractions at Disneyland Paris. Miller is also an author, illustrator, and playwright—often working in the science fiction genre. His original play, Velda! Girl Detective enjoyed its world premiere last summer when Halifax County Little Theatre produced the show.
The book discussion is certain to be educational and entertaining as Miller and other panelists explore the many themes in Verne’s most renowned work. Jones offers, “readers have a few weeks to read or re-read the novel, then take part in a unique discussion with our panel and it is already garnering some interest online. We are happy to offer a new type of event that ties so closely with one The Prizery’s season events.”
Make plans now to attend the book discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and the theatrical production on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The book discussion is free with no ticket required.
Tickets to the play are available online (http://www.prizery.com) , by phone (434.572.8339), or at The Prizery box office (700 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA).