Main Stage

By Toby Hulse
Based upon the book by Jules Verne

Jan 17, 2018 – Feb 4, 2018
1 hour and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission

Production Proudly Sponsored by:

Based on Jules Verne’s famous novel, Around the World in 80 Days takes you on a high speed, mad-cap, transcontinental, race against the clock. Join the fearless Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout as they risk it all and attempt to navigate the globe in just 80 days. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind adventure. 

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Crystal Chaitan

Fix of the Yard, Princess Aouda, Boat Pilot, Bombay Waiter, British Consul in Bombay, Captain Andrew Speedy, Enraged Priest, Gentleman 1, Railway Guard, Wild Indian

Stephen Gartner

Phileas Fogg, Bombay Shopkeeper, Head of Bombay Police, Thief, Ucaf Uddaul, Fight Captain

Jeff Irving

Passepartout, Bombay Police Sergeant, British Consul in Suez, Calcutta Police Officer, Gentleman 2, London Police Officer

Ruth Smillie Director
Roger Schultz Set and Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Gilles Zolty Composer/Sound Designer
Ryland Alexander Fight Director
Pamela Haig Bartley Assistant Director
Anne Taylor Stage Manager
Erin Valentine Apprentice Stage Manager



Crystal Chaitan | Fix of the Yard, Princess Aouda, Boat Pilot, Bombay Waiter, British Consul in Bombay, Captain Andrew Speedy, Enraged Priest, Gentleman 1, Railway Guard, Wild Indian

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Madagascar, Peter Pan (Storybook Theatre); Michael Jackson Is Back From the Future, That’s Dirty Dancing (Jubilations Dinner Theatre); In True Pirate Fashion (Kompany Family Theatre).

Film and Television: Man Running, Wynonna Earp.

Other: Crystal graduated from Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York City for Musical Theatre and has been actively working back in Canada since. She is thrilled to be a part of Globe Theatre and the wonderful opportunity of being in this production. Much love to my friends and family for their endless support. Thanks for supporting live theatre and enjoy the show!

Stephen Gartner | Phileas Fogg, Bombay Shopkeeper, Head of Bombay Police, Thief, Ucaf Uddaul, Fight Captain

Globe Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, Mary Poppins, Robin Hood.

Other Theatre: (selected): Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cymbeline, Don Juan, Henry V (Stratford Festival – seven seasons); Blithe Spirit (Thousand Islands Playhouse/Western Canada Theatre)Great Expectations, The Comedy of Errors, Frankenstein, Romeo and Juliet (Neptune Theatre)The Misanthrope (Tarragon Theatre); Macbeth, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Hobbit, Yankee Tavern (Grand Theatre).

Film and Television: Reign (CW Network); Abroad (CBC – Pilot); The Incredible Hulk (Marvel); Blithe and Virginia (Shaftsbury).

Other: Stephen is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory.

Jeff Irving | Passepartout, Bombay Police Sergeant, British Consul in Suez, Calcutta Police Officer, Gentleman 2, London Police Officer

Globe Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Other Theatre: Grimly Handsome (Theatre Animal); Tom at the Farm (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Mary’s Wedding, Jacques Brel… (The Golden Apple Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, December Man (Canadian Stage); For Pops (DRI Collective); Vivien’s Socks (Nittingrams Theatre)nine seasons with the Shaw Festival.

Film and Television: Saving Hope, Haven, Beauty & the Beast, Rookie Blue.

Upcoming: Grand Hotel, Oh What A Lovely War (Shaw Festival).

Other: Jeff is grateful to be playing on his hometown stage where he was inspired to become an actor himself! He would like to thank his family and friends for being the best, his parents for making him, and his wife for being the shiz. Peace


Ruth Smillie | Director

Globe Theatre: Ruth is in her twentieth season as Artistic Director and CEO of Globe Theatre. Directing credits: Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Mom’s the Word, Cinderella, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Man for All Seasons, The Secret Garden, Last Call, Honk!, Elizabeth Rex, Grace, The Wizard of Oz (with Michael Kennard), Amadeus, Old Wicked Songs, A Perfect Ganesh, Cosi.

Other Theatre: Ruth was director and dramaturg for the Globe Theatre/National Arts Centre production of The Velvet Devil. In the fall of 2003, she directed Eos: The Dream of Nicholas Flood Davin for the University of Regina.

Other: Prior to moving to Regina, Ruth was the Artistic Director of Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton for ten years. She was a Visiting Fellow at King Alfred’s College in Winchester in 1994. Ruth has been honoured with the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Award, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Arts Award, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Roger Schultz | Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Mary Poppins, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (2012), The Alice Nocturne, Mesa, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl.

Other Theatre: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen, Butcher (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Anne & Gilbert, The Sound Of Music (National Arts Centre); Same Time Next Year, Candida (Classic Theatre Festival); Into the Woods, Cabaret (Keyano Theatre); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Toad of Toad Hall (Alberta Theatre Projects); Dogbarked, Sexy Laundry (Prairie Theatre Exchange)Hosanna, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theatre Network).

Upcoming: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Globe Theatre); How Black Mothers Say I Love You, Gracie (Great Canadian Theatre Company).

Other: Capital Critics Circle Award, Prix Rideau Award, six Sterling Awards.

Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Twenty shows including: A Christmas Carol, The Last Wife, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Drowning Girls, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Other Theatre: Louise has created lighting designs for over five hundred shows. Some recent credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival); Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw Festival); Once, The Lion in Winter (Grand Theatre).

Other: Louise is a graduate of Queen’s University and the National Theatre School and a recipient of the Dora Award for Aspects of Love.

Gilles Zolty | Composer and Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: The Secret Mask, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Drowning Girls.

Other Theatre: Othello (Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan); Sans Pays (Zone Theatres, Ottawa)Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol, Mary’s Wedding, Between The Sheets, Hedda Gabler, My Chernobyl, A Man A Fish, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Persephone Theatre)Et Le Reflet De Notre Lune Dansera, Chambre Blanche (La Troupe du Jour); Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre); Thicker Than Water (Sum Theatre).

Upcoming: I and You (Globe Theatre).

Other: Gilles received a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Achievement in Sound Design for A Man A Fish. He has scored several films and performs music as a solo artist.

Ryland Alexander | Fight Director

Globe Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Last Wife, Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty.

Other Theatre: Fight Director: August: Osage County (Citadel Theatre); Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park)Director: Kafka’s Monkey (The Golden Apple Theatre); Monster (The Greenwich Playhouse); RENT: Highschool Edition (Teens at the Turn Festival); Baby Britain (Working Titles Festival)Actor: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Billy Bishop Goes to War (The Golden Apple Theatre).

Film and Television: Supergrid, The Adventure Club, Chokeslam, Big Muddy, Wolfcop, Step Dogs, Stranded, 13 Eerie, Hemorrhage, Blood in the Water, The Englishman’s Boy, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.

Pamela Haig Bartley | Assistant Director

Globe Theatre: Thicker Than Water, Having Hope at Home, Death and the Maiden.

Other Theatre: Director: Thirty-plus shows including: Season’s Greetings, Arcadia, The Winter’s Tale, Our Country’s Good (Greystone Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Skull in Connemara, Proof, Three Days of Rain (Persephone Theatre); Leaves of Glass, Animals and Plants, This Is Our Youth (Live Five)Actor: Encore (Dancing Sky Theatre)My Chernobyl (Persephone Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, True West (Live Five); Richard II (Saskatoon Shakespeare Lab).

Upcoming: Actor: Pride & Prejudice (Persephone Theatre).

Other: Pam has a Masters of Fine Arts from Brandeis University in Boston. A professor at the University of Saskatchewan, she is a winner of the Henry Woolf Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Continuing Achievement in Theatre.

Anne Taylor | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Other Theatre: Stage Manager: Pride and Prejudice, Ring of Fire (Chemainus Theatre Festival)The Best Laid Plans: A Musical (Patrick Street Productions/Touchstone Theatre); A Little Night Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream, Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza, The Full Monty, Into the Woods (Patrick Street Productions); Café Daughter (Gwaandak Theatre)Assistant Stage Manager: Rock of Ages, A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, White Christmas, The Dishwashers, Gordon (Arts Club Theatre Company).

Upcoming: Million Dollar Quartet (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).

Other: General Manager, Nanaimo Fringe Festival; The Banff Centre Theatre Programme: Production Stage Management and Opera as Theatre.

Erin Valentine | Apprentice Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Carol, Alice Through the Looking Glass, BOOM (Citadel Theatre); Reflections, Encounters, Evolution (Citie Ballet); Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel (Alberta Opera); Category E (The Maggie Tree).

Upcoming: The Romeo Initiative (SkirtsAfire Festival); Pretty Goblins (Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre).

Other: Erin has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre: Stage Management from the University of Alberta. She lives in Edmonton and is thrilled to make her Saskatchewan debut with Globe Theatre! Thanks to her friends and family back home for the support, to Sadie the cat for coming along, and to Jenelle for hosting us over the holidays.


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