Men on Boats

Men on Boats

by Jaclyn Backhaus

January 17, 2020 – February 9, 2020

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is a true-ish retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition, when one-armed Captain John Wesley Powell and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Jaclyn Backhaus’s celebrated play questions the myth of manifest destiny through gender-swapped colonial adventuring.


Key Themes: Gender roles, destiny

Age Recommendation: 13+ (language)

Run-time: 1hr & 55 min with 1 intermission


Special Performances:

Preview Performances: Be among the first to see Men on Boats

on Wednesday, January 15 or Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Matinee: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Discounted Monday Nights: Monday, January 27 & Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Ken Carpenter Talkbacks: Take place after each regular Thursday and Sunday performance. Talkbacks are fee to audience members and are open to the public at no extra cost.

Group Discounts: Save 20% off full-price tickets with parties of 10 or more.


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