'Men On Boats' by Jaclyn Backhaus
December 19, 2021
April 19-22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
April 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
April 25-26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Squires Studio Theatre
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. "Men On Boats" is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
“…off-the-canyon-walls funny…” —Variety
“['Men On Boats'] is marvelously destabilizing both as history and theater. The stalwartness and selfishness of the adventurers — their cockiness and cluelessness — become biting satire when sent up by women.” —NY Magazine
“…you will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of "Men On Boats" … [a] rollicking history pageant… "Men On Boats" makes canny use of the obvious distance between performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now…The tone is comic, but never cute or camp. And ultimately, you feel, the play respects its bold if fallible pioneers, in all their natural bravery and fearfulness.” —NY Times.
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus; directed by Gregory Justice.
Runtime is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.
MEN ON BOATS was presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York