THE EXPLORERS CLUB: A COMEDY By Nell Benjamin
January 25 - February 10, 2019
RUN TIME: 2 hours. 15 minute intermission.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Nell Benjamin's 19th century British farce adds her to the ranks of today's outstanding female playwrights. Benjamin's immensely intelligent script stands on its own two feet, full of both wit and insight into the male-female power struggle of the past as well as the present, reminiscent of an Oscar Wilde comedy.
It is London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.
Directed by Diane Powell & Ed Sarna
WALLING - Jim Baker
LUIGI - Mike Crowley
LUCIOS FRETWAY - Zachary Klahn
PHYLLIDA SPOTTEHUME - Katie Krueger
COPE - Logan Milway
HARRY PERCY - John F Reilly
SIR HUMPHRIES - Jeffrey Seelig
BEEBE - Eric Star
SLOANE - Paul Weir
LCP IN CONTEXT
Post Show Discussion Series
February 3, 2019 @ 4:15pm
Join members of the casts and creative teams of each production for an in-depth conversation surrounding the world of the play. Held after the first Sunday matinee and is free and open to the public.