Men on Boats

Thu, Oct 04
  • 1700 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Ten explorers. Four boats. The Grand Canyon.Men on Boats is the mostly true story of John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the tumultuous Colorado River, navigating the Grand Canyon. Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus’ explores the concept of exploration and discovery through diverse casting of racially diverse actors who identify as female, trans, genderfluid, non-binary, and/or non-gender conforming in a story depicting mostly white male explorers. This play maps more than just the lay of the land, beckoning audiences to consider how  roles are cast throughout history and today.“[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."—New York MagazineBy Jaclyn Backhaus | Directed by Mark Fossen

Event Info

  • Presented By: Westminster College
  • Dates: 10/4/2018, 10/5/2018, 10/6/2018, 10/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/13/2018
  • Location: Dumke Student Blackbox Theater
  • Address: 1700 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM

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