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 as Bebee/Irish Assassin
Carson Elrod as Luigi
David Furr as Harry Percy
John Getz as Professor Sloane
Martin Jarvis as Sir Bernard Humphries
David Krumholtz as Professor Walling
Lorenzo Pisoni as Lucius Fretway
Jennifer Westfeldt as Phylladia/Countess
Matthew Wolf as Professor Cope
Original music composed and orchestrated by Laurence O’Keefe. Recordings produced by Mike Croiter and Laurence O’Keefe at Yellow Sound Lab.
Includes a conversation with essayist, novelist, and cultural critic Eileen Pollack.
Directed by Kate McAll. Recorded before a live audience at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in February of 2014.
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.
“This full cast production provides an amusing fictional, and 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.” — AudioFile Magazine