“Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus (with artist talkback)
Adelphi Department of Theatre students present a thrilling and widely acclaimed new play by Jaclyn Backhaus.
Directed by Lauren Kiele DeLeon
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 crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. In this very modern take on a very old American adventure story, audiences and performers alike get a chance to question American history and who gets to tell the story of our shared past. Be prepared for a rollicking and rousing adventure story looking at a historical moment through a different lens.
This performance will be followed by a post-show artist talkback with the show’s cast.