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MEN ON BOATS

MEN ON BOATS
Produced by JD Theatricals in collaboration with the Long Beach Playhouse.
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Studio Theater
April 27 – May 25, 2024
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Meredith Miranda

MEN ON BOATS is the true(ish) history of the 1869 expedition of the Grand Canyon when ten explorers, in four boats, lead by a one-armed captain, set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. In an off the canyon-walls funny comedy, the stalwartness, the selfishness, the cockiness, and the cluelessness of this crew of insane yet loyal adventurers drips with satire as some of the roles are gender swapped.  This is a rollicking adventure that turns the American myth of man-ifest destiny on end and challenges the notion of who gets to make history with respect to its bold if fallible pioneers.

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LBP’s Opening Night Gala for MEN ON BOATS is sponsored by the Port of Long Beach! A BIG THANK YOU to the Port!

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor. Due to the age of our building, there is no elevator and the theater is only accessible by stairs.

AGE LIMIT

As a courtesy to our patrons, it is the policy of the theatre not to admit children under the age of 5. This policy may be altered from time to time based on shows and show content.

PREVIEW PHOTOS:
CAST:
  • Ren Warzecha (JOHN WESLEY POWELL)
  • Giovanni Navarro (WILLIAM POWELL)
  • Kathryn Ludlam (JOHN COLTON SUMNER)
  • Serena Bottiani-Henderson (OLD SHADY)
  • Carole Louise (BRADLEY)
  • Alex Lohman (O.G. HOWLAND)
  • Astrid Ceren (SENECA HOWLAND)
  • Willow Mercury Ardelean (FRANK GOODMAN)
  • Nina Rae (HALL)
  • Phoebe Balson (HAWKINS)

April 27 @ 8:00 pm May 25 @ 11:00 pm