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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Closed August 19, 2018

A rip-roaring adventure...A big summer hit for Lookingglass

Chicago Tribune

Why See 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

Under the sea

Journey below the sea to a remarkable world in this adaptation of Jules Verne's adventure novel. Written and directed by David Kersnar this astonishing staging tells the tale of Professor Arronax, Captain Nemo and the Nautilus with wonder as they discover the mysteries of the ocean.

A literary classic published in 1870, 20,000 Leagues follows Arronax as he is investigates sightings of a momentous sea creature that turns out to be the personal submarine of the eccentric Captain Nemo. Captured, Arronax and his crew are imprisoned on the sub where they discover a marvellous world full of giant squid, coral reefs, sea caves and more that await them beneath the waves!

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Opening night: 12 June 2018

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)

2.0 star rating

J F Norris: “Visually splendid, but overwrought acting nearly ruins all”

Well, it wasn't truly awful. The staging can be marvelous in its ingenuity,... more

Gloria Cassens: “20.000 leagues”

Dreadful , Sixty five dollars of water logged misery. Left at half time... more

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