Whether there’s a recession on or the economy is booming, free entertainment is always good. So is live theater. For that matter, so are libraries. When you combine all of them into a free preview of the upcoming Taproot Theatre production of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ you have a sure winner.

On Saturday, May 9 at 5:00 pm you are invited to “Join Taproot Theatre for a behind-the-scenes look at “Around the World in 80 Days.” You’ll hear from the director about what makes this play special, see the actors read scenes from the play, and more!” The preview is being held at the Greenwood branch of the Seattle Public Library. No registration is necessary.

“Jules Verne’s novel springs vividly to life in this wildly theatrical adaptation that takes you on a madcap adventure that’s sure to please. A bet to travel around the world in 80 days is a fool’s venture in 1872, unless you happen to be named Phileas Fogg. Villainy, a damsel in distress and an array of transportation disasters are met with Victorian virtue and a precision pocket watch in Brown’s comic play that’s part James Bond, part Lord Peter Wimsey and pure fun.”

Community Taproot Theatre offers free preview of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’...