MEN ON BOATS Will Return this Summer in Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Co-Production

MEN ON BOATS Will Return this Summer in Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Co-Production

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, will return this summer in a co-production by Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS will move uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement Tuesday, July 19 - through Sunday, August 14. Opening night is set for Monday, August 1.

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. MEN ON BOATS is the joyfully anachronistic retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

In its 2015 premiere at Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks, Ben Brantley named MEN ON BOATS a New York Times "Critics' Pick," writing: "You will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of MEN ON BOATS. Backhaus's lively script is brought to infectiously vivid life under Will Davis's highly ingenious direction. Rendered in a carefully exaggerated style that both teases and cozies up to the clichés of the archetypal hero adventurer, the cast, director and design team delightfully recreate the rhythms, rush and terror of life on the water."

The cast of MEN ON BOATS features Hannah Cabell, Danielle Davenport, Danaya Esperanza, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Birgit Huppuch, Layla Khoshnoudi, Kelly McAndrew, and Kristen Sieh.

The production features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Solomon Weisbard and sound design by Jane Shaw. The Production Stage Manager is Erin Gioia Albrecht.

MEN ON BOATS was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb at the Wild Project in June 2015 as part of the theater's annual Summerworks festival. Clubbed Thumb is the inaugural participant in Playwrights Horizons' Resident Company program; this return engagement is an outgrowth of this strong partnership between them.

The performance schedule for MEN ON BOATS is Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM.

Single tickets are $50 and may be purchased online via and, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8PM daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

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