Men On Boats
Runs Feb 4 - Feb 20, 2022
The tale of ten men, four boats, and two great rivers, told on stage entirely without boats, rivers...or men! Pack your gear for this twenty-first century telling of nineteenth-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell's actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus's nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a cast of female and nonbinary actors who infuse America's legends of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.

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Palo Alto Players Announces 91st Season


After a long intermission, we are back to in-person theater, ready to share experiences and stories that will inspire, entertain, and enrich you.

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