Circle Theatre to Present MEN ON BOATS

Circle Theatre to Present MEN ON BOATSCircle Theatre closes their 2018 season with Men on Boats.

Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus' off-the-wall comedy, Men On Boats. With a one-armed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition. This widely acclaimed and hysterical new play closes Circle's 37th season with a splash! Will they survive the wild rapids to change the course of history? Fort Worth Premiere. Adult language & subject matter

Circle's production is directed by Noah Putterman. The cast includes Jordan Desmarais as Seneca Howland/ The Bishop, Gazelle Garcia as Old Shady, Chris Herrero as Hawkins, Camille Monae* as John Wesley Powell, Dana Schultes* as Frank Goodman, Ellen Eberhardt as John Colton Sumner, Giovanna Grimaldo as O.G. Howland/ Tsauwiat, Rachel Macknight as Hall, Nicole Neely as Bradley, and Octavia Y. Thomas as William Dunn.

Men on Boats is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Circle's Theatre's production team members include Megan Beddingfield* (Stage Manager/Prop Design), Sarah Gay (Assistant Director), Katreeva Phillips* (Assistant Stage Manager), Clare Floyd DeVries (Set Design), John Leach (Lighting Design), David H.M. Lambert (Sound Design), and Amy Poe (Costume Design),

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

About the Playwright

Jaclyn Backhaus (Playwright) hails from Phoenix, Arizona. Her recent works include Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play and You On The Moors Now for Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, the podcast "People Doing Math" (Under the Radar at The Public), and the upcoming Bull's Hollow Trilogy (in development with Ars Nova). She has developed work with Playwrights Horizons, the Ice Factory Festival, (not just) 3 New Plays, The Civilians R&D Group, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Bonnaroo. She is the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Clubbed Thumb and the co-founder of Fresh Ground Pepper.

About the Director

Noah Putterman (Director) recently completed a five year tenure as the Director of Theatre for Youth at Casa Mañana Theatre, where he directed multiple in-house and touring productions for young audiences, as well as the critically acclaimed Apprentice Program (Jekyll & Hyde, Big Fish, Children of Eden, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Sweeney Todd). Previous credits include Lyric Stage (Dallas), The Acting Company (NYC), Guthrie Theater, Alpine Theatre Project, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and North Carolina Theatre. His original musical, Santa Claus: The Musical, receives its Midwest premiere this December at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

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