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PHOTOS: The Explorers Club at Restless Artists’ Theatre

By Dana Nollsch

The Explorers Club“The Explorers Club” at Restless Artists’ Theatre Company is silly fun that will surely brighten your day.

The setting is the prestigious Explorers Club in 1879 London. Acting club president Lucius is recommending a new member be added to their ranks—a woman. Phyllida has brought a member of a lost tribe back with her from a recent exploration to prove her worth. The fact that she is a woman does not go unnoticed by many of the club’s members.

To this premise add in a bad bartender, a snake and a guinea pig, cigars and exotic plants, attacking armies, and self-righteous confusion and you get a recipe for frivolity. If you enjoy “Monty Python” or “Blackadder”, you will love “The Explorers Club.”

Written by Nell Benjamin and directed by Doug Mishler “The Explorers Club” is guaranteed to brighten anyone’s mood.

The Explorers ClubHere is a list of the very talented cast:

  • Lucius – Cody Canon
  • Professor Sloane – Gary Cremeans
  • Professor Cope – James Miller
  • Professor Walling – Cody McDougall
  • Phyllida – Ariana Cramer
  • Luigi Narou – Mason Volkes
  • Sir Percy – Tommy Vereen
  • Sir Bernard Humphries – Katty Perrell
  • Beebe – Doug Mishler

I do have to add that Mason Volkes who plays Luigi, the NaKong tribesman, is brilliant in his role. Volkes combines physical humor with improv to bring a very interesting element to this play. It must be hard for the rest of the cast not to start laughing at his antics during the performance.

Show times are:

Jan. 20, 21, 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

For more information, check out Restless Artists’ Theatre Company’s website: http://www.restlessartiststheatre.org/

Check out these photos from the show…

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