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Canceled: Men on Boats

No Men. No Boats. All Fun.
Performed at Cornerstone Arts Center 825 N. Cascade Ave. (across the street from FAC)

April 24, 2020 - May 2, 2020

As the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase, we are taking measures to help minimize
potential virus exposure and transmission, which has impact on some of our programming. 

This production has been canceled.

By Jaclyn Backhaus
Collaboration between FAC Theatre Company & Colorado College Academic Departments
Regional Premiere!

Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above.

Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell’s actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus’s nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theatre, performed by a diverse cast of women who infuse America’s historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.

With the speed and force of Powell’s white-water rapids, Backhaus conjures her epic story – in which simple materials are transformed into perilous canyons and death-defying cliffs – out of sheer imagination, shaping an innovative and innately theatrical play, that became an off-Broadway sensation.

Recommended for ages 18+


Show Dates

April 24-May 2, 2020

Thur, Fri, Sat | 7:30 p.m.
Sun Matinée, Apr. 26 | 2 p.m.

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