Men On Boats
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Men On Boats was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb at the Wild Project in June 2015 as part of the theater’s annual Summerworks festival. Clubbed Thumb is the inaugural participant in Playwrights Horizons' Company Residency program; this return engagement is an outgrowth of this strong partnership between them.
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 insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. This thrilling and widely acclaimed new play by Jaclyn Backhaus returns this summer for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons.
Please note: Men On Boats is a special Redux Series production, presented in addition to our regular season. Season package holders receive an exclusive discount to this production, which is accessible by logging into your account.
Scenic Design: Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design: Solomon Weisbard
Sound Design: Jane Shaw
Production Stage Manager: Erin Gioia Albrecht
✮✮✮✮ A thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny.—David Cote, Time Out New York |Read Full Article
OFF-THE-CANYON-WALLS FUNNY. Paddle or portage your own boat to the theater—but get there!—Marilyn Stasio, Variety |Read Full Article
You will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of ‘Men On Boats.’ A rollicking history pageant, Backhaus’s lively script is brought to infectiously vivid life under Will Davis’s highly ingenious direction.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times |Read Full Article