February 8-24, 2019. MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James.

8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh Show Runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

Season Subscribers: Please email or call us for your reservations! www.thejusticetheaterproject.org 919-264-7089

Who tells your story?

Based on the book The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Major, adventurer and explorer.   

Powell and his 1869 expedition wind their way through perilous waters in four boats, creating the first officially sanctioned map of the region. 

History is always “Under Construction”

“High school social studies teachers out there: consider offering extra credit for this one: JTP’s Men on Boats should be experienced by as many students of history as possible….I highly recommend making a family outing to see this show with your teens or pre-teens. Note that there are numerous instances of swearing, so parents of the under-ten crowd be wary, but there is no other worrisome content.” Chatham Life & Style  

EVENTS during Men on Boats

February 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

Friday, February 8th 7:30 pm show, “Meet the Cast” after show reception in the lobby

Saturday, February 9th 7:30 pm show 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion with the Director "Men on Boats, Navigating the Rapids of Cis-Gender White Patriarchy”

Sunday, February 10th 3:30 pm show All seats $15

Friday, February 15th 7:30 pm show

Saturday, February 16th 7:30 pm show, 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion: Clothes make the (Wo)Man: Gendered clothing and culture in America" by Professor Emerita Jo Paoletti, renowned author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America and Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

Sunday, February 17th 3:30 pm performance. Enjoy FREE childcare provided by SeedArtShare. Child must be potty trained. Registration in advance required. Email thejusticetheaterproject@gmail.com

Friday, February 22nd, 7:30 pm show

Saturday, February 23, 7:30 pm show, 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion "Squeaking Ophelias to Men on Boats: A brief history of cross-gender casting in Western theatre" by Dr. Sara Thompson, JTP resident dramaturg

Sunday, February 24, 3:30 pm show Audio description for the visually impaired provided. Users and their drivers admitted for free. Reservations required. 

Meet the CAST!

Faye Goodwin -- Powell
Mara Thomas -- Dunn
Tori Grace Nichols-- Sumner
Jessica Flemming -- Old Shady
Marleigh Purgar – Bradley/(Sophie James, understudy)

Johanna Burwell -- OG Howland/Tsauwiat
Ariel Smith-- Seneca/The Bishop
Sarah Koop -- Goodman/Mr. Asa
Candace Hescock -- Hall
Page Purgar -- Hawkins