The Explorators Club

by  Werner F. Schmidt

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 2f

What a quandary! Old Tom is dead and a woman wants to join the club. The Arctic Institute, a bastion for gents that is now on hard times, is the beneficiary of a rather large insurance policy if Tom dies accidentally. He didn't.

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The Explorators Club

by  Werner F. Schmidt

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

What a quandary! Old Tom is dead and a woman wants to join the club. The Arctic Institute, a bastion for gents that is now on hard times, is the beneficiary of a rather large insurance policy if Tom dies accidentally. He didn't, so they attempt to arrange the natural death as an accident, but the late Tom does not cooperate. Only the prospective new female member can help.
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Reviews

"A new, knockabout comedy." - The Oregonian

Keywords

Death, Feminism

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A Tuesday morning in September of this year in the common room of the Explorators Club in Pilkington-Wells, England.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6m, 2f
TOM CALDWELL - President of the club, a nonagenarian
FRED SHERIDAN - An octogenarian member of the club
ASHCROFT SOLAN - Secretary of the club, a septuagenarian
GEORGE DARNLEY - A sexagenarian
RUTH BEEKMAN - A distinguished writer and explorer, mature
SUE LOFTON - The club's housekeeper, mature
REESE - A young undertaker
SID LOFTON - Sue's young nephew
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Authors

Werner F. Schmidt

Werner F. Schmidt

The Explorators Club was originally produced by the Portland Repertory Theater, Portland, OR.

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