The Explorers Club

by | Read by Jack Cutmore-Scott, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John Getz, Martin Jarvis, David Krumholtz, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt, Matthew Wolf

Published by L.A. Theatre Works

It’s London, 1879, and the hapless members of the Explorers Club must confront their most lethal threat yet: the admission of a woman into their hermetically-sealed ranks. But the intrepid Phyllida Spotte-Hume turns out to be the least of their troubles, in this hilarious farce starring members of the original Broadway cast. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jack Cutmore-Scott, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John Getz, Martin Jarvis, David Krumholtz, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt, Matthew WolfDirected by Kate McAll. Music composed and orchestrated by Laurence O’Keefe. Recordings produced by Mike Croiter and Laurence O’Keefe at Yellow Sound Lab for L.A. Theatre Works.Includes a conversation with essayist, novelist, and cultural critic Eileen Pollack.The Explorers Club is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

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The Explorers Club

The members of the male-only Explorers Club have faced many adventures, but none as challenging as admitting their first female member. Their manners prove about as appropriate as their skills at exploring as they offend their new member, Phyllida, as well as become ensconced in a confrontation with the British military and a possible invasion of a native tribe in Africa. This full-cast production provides an amusing fictional, yet highly likely, depiction of the world of scientific exploration in the 1800s. The cast provides dynamic and engaging repartee and maintains a consistent energy throughout the production. Listeners will also enjoy the insights offered by the director in the interview that follows. L.E. SYNC 2015 © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine


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