Men on Boats

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Men on Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Mary Beth Easley

1869 - Four boats chart a course down the Colorado River toward the Grand Canyon. Led by John Wesley Powell, the eclectic and confident explorers face treacherous conditions, raging rapids, and ever-depleting rations. Jaclyn Backhaus’s comedy Men on Boats explores masculinity, bravery, and legacy in this atypical history play—all while in boats!

Please be advised that this play contains strong language, gun shots, and theatrical weapons.

We invite you to explore our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the cast, creative team, and crew.

Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.

Purchase your tickets in advance through Hancher Box Office by calling 319-335-1160 or online through their website.
The Box Office at the Theatre Building opens one hour prior to the performance, with tickets on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Friday, November 3, 2023 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023 8:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 2023 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2023 8:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 8:00pm
Theatre Building
David Thayer Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
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