MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus

Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts, 552 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Presented By: Purdue Theatre
  • Dates: 4/14/2022, 4/15/2022, 4/16/2022, 4/21/2022, 4/22/2022, 4/23/2022
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Price: 12.50 for students, 15.50 for senior citizens, 19.50 for adults
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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 fallible yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. By casting the historical characters (who were all men) with women and non-binary actors, Backhaus playfully destabilizes cultural assumptions and norms, using the theatre to explore new methods of storytelling and open more expansive territories for all, on stage and off.