Rave Reviews for Jennifer in “The Explorers Club”

June 21, 2013 4:51 am


The reviews are in, and The Explorers Club is a smash! The comedy, which addresses various forms of exclusion and prejudice, features the madcap adventures of a group of London-based explorers, who search for escaped cobras and avoid the looming threat of war. The comedy runs through July 21, click below to browse the reviews.

“Jennifer Westfeldt leads pitch-perfect cast of this wildly funny Off-Broadway comedy”  — Marilyn Stasio, Variety.

“Goofiness has its charms, especially when delivered by a comedienne as deft as Jennifer Westfeldt…. More, please, of Jennifer.” – Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg.

“Making matters even better is the cast. Jennifer Westfeldt is dandy as the indefatigable scientist storming the all-male precincts of the tradition-bound gentlemen’s club” - Huffington Post

“This fearless lady (is) portrayed with hearty gumption by Jennifer Westfeldt, who also doubles creditably as Phyllida’s snootier sister” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Westfeldt, like her character, holds her own as the only woman in this room of strong male actors. Though all of her castmates give outstanding performances, she remains the most captivating individual onstage — a credit to both her performance and Anita Yavich’s elegant costumes that highlight the strength of her physical presence. Lucius’ feelings of infatuation for Phyllida make perfect sense as you, yourself, wait anxiously for her to return to the stage.” — Hayley Levitt, Theatermania

“Credit Mark Bruni’s assured direction, a bit of impressive physical comedy that gets a workout in the second act, and an ace ensemble led by Westfeldt. With a plummy accent, stiff upper lip and glass-cutting cheekbones, she’s a terrific straight woman.”  – Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

“The real joy is in watching these performers, abetted by director Marc Bruni, spin Benjamin’s abundant cleverness into comic gold.” — Scott, Brown, New York Magazine