Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
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 loyal but zealous volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Oh, and all the explorers are played by women.
“…off-the-canyon-walls funny…” —Variety. “…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.” —NY Times.
Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus is based in Brooklyn and serves as co-founder of the arts development group Fresh Ground Pepper. She is also a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Falcons, where she developed Men on Boats which premiered in Clubbed Thumb’s 2015 Summerworks Festival and SuperLab in conjunction with Playwrights Horizons. Ms. Backhaus is also the resident playwright for Theater Reconstruction Ensemble.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.