Final Weekend!

 The Explorers Club is directed by Kandace Cleland  and

recommended for  ages 10 and up. 

It's 1879. The Explorers Club has become a laughing stock in London, largely because of its appallingly awful bartender.  Now, its acting president, has proposed a woman explorer  for membership...

Final Weekend!

Saturday, Oct 12th Reception at 7 PM, Show at 8 Sunday, Oct 13th Show at 2 PM


of The Explorers Club

 THE STORY: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.


for The Explorers Club


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Enjoy a SNEAK PREVIEW of our show!


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Lucius Fretway, botanist

Paul Dahman

Paul has performed in Columbus, Youngstown, New York City, and of course Lisbon. He can been seen across Eastern OH and Western PA with The Dinner Theatre Rejects, a premier comedy group. You may see him at the Public Library in Youngstown because he works there. The way to his heart? Food and laughter.

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Beebe, explorer

John Diddle

John is our acting Board President and has been seen on the Trinity Playhouse stage in such memorable roles as Elwood P. Down in “Harvey”, Paul Bratter in “Barefoot in the Park” and, recently, Maury Summers is “Disaster!” John has also worked behind the scenes on countless shows here at the playhouse as our resident lighting designer. Additionally, John has directed some real classics on our stage such as “On Golden Pond”, “Belles” and “Enchanted April”.

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Luigi, NaKong tribesman

Aaron Hinchliffe

Aaron is a junior at Lisbon David Anderson High School. He's performed for seven years and lists his favorite roles as Daddy Warbucks in “Annie”, Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid”, and Agwe in “Once On This Island.” He volunteers at the Salem Regional Medical Center, and works as an" executive assistant" at JWB supply.

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Prof. Sloane, archeo-theologist

Dave Wack

45 years after falling in love with the theatre, Dave continues to enjoy performing. He received his BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Mt. Union, and lists some of his favorite roles as King Arthur in "Camelot" and Fagin in "Oliver" at Salem Community Theatre. Stage Left Players fan will remember him as the Narrator in "Our Town," Norman Thayer in "On Golden Pond,"  and various crazies in "Spamalot" and most recently, as a Disco Gambler where he enjoyed sharing the stage and dance floor with the love of his life, Julie.

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Prof. Cope- herpertologist

Jacob Ward

A native of Kensington, Ohio, Jacob has grown up at our theater since he was six years old, and has served on the creative teams for many of our productions, including Stage Left Player's annual Kidz Camp. Jacob received a BA in both Art and Theatre from the University of Mount Union and currently teaches visual art and is the drama advisor at Clearview High School in Lorain, OH.

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Prof. Walling, zoologist

Eric Kibler

The Explorer's Club is the 135th play Eric has either appeared in or directed. A three-time recipient of the YACTA Marquee Award for acting, Eric's favorite roles have included James in "Circle Mirror Transformation" (Youngstown  Playhouse), C.S. Lewis in "Shadowlands" (Stage Left), Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Hopewell Theatre), Salieri in "Amadeus" (Stage Left), and Daddy Warbucks in "Annie" (Salem Community Theater). Eric is an attorney and lives in Lisbon.

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Harry Percy, intrepid explorer

Kevin Schreffler

After a 32 year hiatus, Kevin is excited to  take the stage again in "The Explorers Club" to work with a fun cast that included his wife, Renee. He works as an internal auditor for a national finance company, overseeing compliance in the many states in the mid-west. For fun, he is a concealed carry and tactical pistol instructor for ATG worldwide. Kevin has completed two full marathons and four half marathons and enjoys training for them. He also enjoys bike riding and is considering a triathlon next year. 

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Renee Schreffler

Renee is back on the Trinity Playhouse stage after her stellar performance as dingy,  disco diva Jackie in "Disaster the Musical." This time she plays Jackie's polar opposite- a brilliant scientist who has discovered the lost city of Pahtlabong. She dedicates her performance to successful scientist and sister, Dr. Ronita Lee Marple.

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Sir Bernard Humphries

Andrew Ullom

Stage Left welcomes newcomer and newlywed, Andrew to the Trinity Playhouse stage. He's been excused from one week of rehearsal for honeymooning with his lovely bride. Andrew says, "I'm relatively new to doing plays and musicals. But I love doing it as long as there's a good crew and a good director, and fortunately with this opportunity I get to have both!" 

Countess Glamorgan

Renee Schreffler

Renee is thrilled to spend her evenings rehearsing and sharing the stage with husband, Kevin. By day, she is a Divisional Director of Operations who oversees 16 branches of her company. She is also a dance instructor and a Sunday School teacher at the Salvation Army church in Salem, Ohio. In her spare time, she trains for and runs full and half marathons.