CalArts School of Theater Presents 'Men on Boats'

CalArts School of Theater Presents 'Men on Boats'

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CalArts Campus

Ensemble Theatre I (E407)

Feb. 2, 3, 4 at 8 pm
Feb. 4 at 2 pm
(Running time is 1 hour 30 minutes, with no intermission)

Men On Boats
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Genevieve Fowler

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 contemporary play makes canny use of the obvious distance between the performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now – charting old histories in new ways and unearthing the fallacy, coupled with earnest bravery, of past pioneers.