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Men On Boats at American River College
November 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - December 4, 2022 @ 10:00 pm$15
MEN ON BOATS! Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and Directed by Pamela Downs is a comedic drama portraying the events of an 1869 American expedition mapping the Colorado River. The explorers included a one-armed captain and a crew of loyal daredevils and rapscallions, all of whom are being portrayed by female-identifying or non-gender-conforming actors. As the playwright indicates: “The characters in MEN ON BOATS were historically white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not….”
We can’t wait to see you there. To get a glimpse into Men on Boats, as they journey through the Colorado River check out this review from the New York Times that truly encapsulates the show… get your tickets www.arctheatre.org
“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”