Kelsey Leigh Ervi John-Michael Marrs and Dana Schultes explore romance in period comedy The Explorers Club at WaterTower Theatre.
Drinks and sexist attitudes fly in The Explorers Club, the protofeminist farce now playing in a chortle-worthy production at Addison's WaterTower Theatre. Nell Benjamin's 2013 play is set in 1879 Victorian London in the polished and paneled saloon of a poncy men's club whose starchy members fancy themselves scientists and intellectuals.
The men's brains turn to mush, however, when a woman anthropologist, Phyllida Spotte-Hume (Dana Schultes), dares to request membership. She's championed by a love-struck botanist, Lucius Fretway (John-Michael Marrs), whose pet project is a mysterious plant that causes confusion, itching, coma and possible death to anyone who touches it.More »