Explorers Club

Snakes, Cigars, Spoons!

An irreverent send up of a stuffy old boys club. I played my own evil twin, smoked a cigar and fainted all while pulling out my most obnoxious RP accent. In this Monty Phyton-esc farce, I had a blast flying in absurdity rather than grounding in reality. Surrounded by the entire ensemble of BTE, my incredibly spontaneous cast mates really schooled me on how far an actor can go – and each week I felt a little braver playing the explorer Phyllida. 

Production History

Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin was present at The Alvina Kraus Theatre at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble


September 13th – October 7th, 2018


Beebe/Irish Assasin – Richard Cannaday

Professor Cope – Elizabeth Dowd

Luigi – Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez

Professor Sloane – James Goode

Lucius Fretway – Andrew Hubatsek

Professor Walling – Laure McCants

Phyllida Spotte-Hume/Countess Glamorgan – Morgan McKenzie Kauffman

Sire Bernard Humphries – Daniel Roth

Henry Percy – Eric Wunsch


Directed by Leigh Strimbeck

Set Design – Michael Yerges

Costume – Paula Davis

Sound Design – Joe Jurchak

Lighting Deign – Scott Hough

Props Design – A’nie Kirchner

Technical Director – Earl Martz

Master Electrician – Dave Yezefski

Production Stage Manager – Michael Yerges

Costume Shop Supervisor – Thom Sirkot

Company Stage Manager – A’nie Kirchner