During the reign of Queen Victoria, many members of the British upper-class belonged to exclusive clubs, often devoted to specific – and frequently eccentric – goals. Because they took themselves so seriously, it’s easy to poke fun at them. The Windy City Playhouse production, “The Explorers Club” is a silly, rather slapstick spoof of one of those clubs. Under David H. Bell’s direction, the cast members deliver their silly lines with panache. I laughed until my cheeks hurt, so I give “The Explorers Club” 4 Spotlights.
“The Explorers Club” runs through April 17th at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 West Irving Park Road, Chicago. Running time is just under 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00; and Sundays at 3:00. Tickets range from $15-$55. Metered street parking is available. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.
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