( Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 )
Performed by Justice Theater Project cast; Jules Odendahl-James, director
Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Dr., Raleigh, NC 27617
Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus.
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of the first government-sanctioned expedition of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869, complete with a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers.The humor and pathos of the play emerge in the portrayal of cis-gender white male bluster and bravado by artists who do not identify as such and who illuminate and undercut clichés of the archetypal hero and adventurer.
Feb. 8: Opening reception following the show.
Feb. 9, 16, and 23: Pre-show discussion at 6:30pm
Feb. 17: Free childcare provided by Seed Art Share with reservation
Feb. 24: Audio described for the visually impaired by Arts Access