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MEN ON BOATS is a rollicking adventure tale brought thrillingly to life by a gender-bending cast of diverse performers who use carefully exaggerated theatrics to tell the story of an actual 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River. Comical but never camp, pointed but never political, this rousing historical saga is a provocative meditation on gender and historical memory that offers a new lens through which to view our shared past.
RUN TIME: Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Lyndsay Allyn Cox … O.G. Howland/Tsauwiat
Ally Dawson … Hawkins
Veronika Duerr* … William Dunn
Bridgette Hayes … John Colton Sumner
Alice Kabia … Hall
Mal Malme … Old Shady
Cody Sloan … Frank Goodman/Mr. Asa
Robin JaVonne Smith … John Wesley Powell
Hayley Spivey … Bradley
Ellie van Amerongen … Seneca Howland/Bishop
Scenic Design by Jenna McFarland Lord
Costume Design by Rachel Padula-Shufelt
Lighting Design by Daisy Long
Sound Design by Elizabeth Cahill
Samantha Layco*, Production Stage Manager
Katie Humbert*, Assistant Stage Manager
Thursdays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 following 7:30 pm performances
Share your thoughts and reactions in a special post-show forum hosted by a member of the SpeakEasy staff.
Sundays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 following 3:00 pm performances
Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.
OUT & ABOUT
Friday 9/15 following 8:00 pm performance
Join us for a party with the cast and crew. Free food and cash bar. All are welcome!