Sep 11–27, 2015

By Nell Benjamin
Directed by Matt McNabb

The place 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.

First performed in the summer of 2013 at the Manhattan Theatre Club II, The Explorers Club is a freewheeling farce lauded by Variety as “wildly funny” and “comic gold” by the New York Post. A rare comedy that fulfills its mandate: to do nothing more than make you laugh–and it surely will.

Production Photos

Photo credit: Michael Traynor



Harry Percy: Peter Ooley   
Lucius Fretway: Brandon Osero   
Phyllida Spotte-Hume: Jesssica Scott  
Professor Cope: Bob Zalazar    
Professor Walling: Grif Sadow   
Professor Sloane: Leigh Webber    
Sir Bernard Humphries: Warren Sampson    
Luigi: Brendan Veerman    
The Irish Assassin: Nick Menzhuber

Artistic Staff

Director: Matt McNabb
Stage Manager: Cameron Butler
Scenic Designer: Brian Proball
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Jason Wipf
Properties Designer: Emma Davis
Specialty Prop Designer: Nate Otto
Sound Designer: Jeff Geisler
Makeup Designer: Mark Lopez
Dialect Coach: Keely Wolter