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Manhattan Theatre Club

The Explorers Club

  • MTC Stage I at City Center
  • May 28 - Aug 4, 2013
  • Tickets: $85

  • Overview

    World Premiere

    By Nell Benjamin
    Directed by Marc Bruni

    With Brian Avers, Max Baker, Steven Boyer, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John McMartin, Lorenzo Pisoni and Jennifer Westfeldt

    THE EXPLORERS CLUB is a new madcap comedy from Tony-nominated writer Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes) and featuring the most ferociously funny cast in New York.

    London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: the 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.

    Lead support for THE EXPLORERS CLUB provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber. Production support provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the MTC/Sloan Science Theatre Initiative. THE EXPLORERS CLUB is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

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