by Jaclyn Backhaus
A team of intrepid explorers take to the Grand Canyon on a quest to map the Colorado River in a mostly true story that lays bare the lore of over-confident men who think they know best. Hard-hitting and arrestingly funny, ten women take up the oars to portray the nonplussed and foolhardy travelers. Men On Boats is ingenious, gorgeously theatrical, and wildly comical. Join John Wesley Powell and his team as they explore the waterways of the American West in this historically true enough story of adventure and conquest!
“. . . marvelously destabilizing both as history and theater.” – NY Magazine
“. . . off-the-canyon-walls funny . . .” – Variety