Bisland & Bly
The Sycamore Theatre Company
At a time when most victorian women were confined to the home, journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland embarked on solo journeys around the globe. Racing to beat the record of the fictional hero of Around the World in Eighty Days, these women quested for fame, fortune, and independence. This folk/americana musical captures this story through the lens of a contemporary friendship, where the lives of two young women are shaped by their ever-changing relationship to these heroines. Across the generations, B&B asks, "What makes someone a hero? And what happens after you conquer the world?"