Directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar ’12
February 26 – March 1, 2020
8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of the famous 1869 expedition where a one-armed captain (Major John Wesley Powell) and a crew of volunteers set out to map the course of the Colorado River. Backhaus reinvents this slice of American history through a hilariously cockeyed ViewMaster to examine issues of identity, gender, community, and what we mean by “history.” “… funny and relevant…both the journey and the destination are well worth your time.” (TheaterJones) A “rollicking history pageant.” (NY Times) For more information call 214.768.278