Autumn Mainstage: Men On Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Carol Roscoe

About the Play

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats tells the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition to chart the course of the Colorado River. “…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." —New York Magazine. “[a] rollicking history pageant…[the play] makes canny use of the obvious distance between performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now… And ultimately, you feel, the play respects its bold if fallible pioneers, in all their natural bravery and fearfulness.” —The New York Times.

About the Production

November 14-16, 21-23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
November 23, 2019 matinee at 1:00 pm

James Leon Chapman Mainstage

Carol Roscoe

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.