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Off-Broadway Review: The Explorers Club

Manhattan Theatre Club presents The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin at New York City Center — Stage I

explorersIt’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis: a woman is campaigning for admittance; a savage has slapped Her Majesty, inciting a war; the Irish are probably Jewish and a beloved pet snake has swallowed a guinea pig. When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally.

This is the preposterous premise of Nell Benjamin’s (Legally Blonde) madcap comedy, The Explorers Club

Read the full review here.

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