Men On Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Mary Beth Easley

David Thayer Theatre | UI Theatre Building

Please be advised that this play contains strong language, gun shots, and theatrical weapons.

1869 - Four boats chart a course down the Colorado River toward the Grand Canyon. Led by John Wesley Powell, the eclectic and confident explorers face treacherous conditions, raging rapids, and ever-depleting rations. Jaclyn Backhaus’s comedy Men on Boats explores masculinity, bravery, and legacy in this atypical history play—all while in boats!

You may download a copy of our program here.

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160.

Friday, November 3 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 9 at 8:00 P.M.
Friday, November 10 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 P.M.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700 in advance of the event.

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. and Clubbed Thumb produced
MEN ON BOATS in New York City, 2016
Initially developed and produced by Clubbed Thumb in 2015