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 & 40 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION
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.