Men On Boats

Date: June 22, 2017 — July 22, 2017
Days & Times:

Tues.-Thurs. at 7 pm
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun. July 2 at 2 pm

Running Time: 120 Minutes
Price: $28

Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Maura Hanlon

Presented with generous support from:


In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead.  This great adventure is reenacted by ten women —- the rapids, the rations, the ride of their lives— an ingenious, hilarious, brilliant new play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwright’s Horizons.



Amanda previously appeared at Cape Rep in My Name is Asher Lev and Good Bye, Mary Rose. Regional theatre: The Totalitarians, Out of Sterno (IRNE Nomination, Best Actress), This Is Our Youth, 9 Circles (Gloucester Stage Company); The Seagull (Harbor Stage/Modern Theatre); A Behanding in Spokane, The Bald Soprano, Speech and Debate, Shortstack, Colorado, and What Then (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); When The World Was Green, An Ideal Husband (American Stage in Florida);  Taste of Sunrise (Wheelock Family Theater); 9 Circles (Publick Theatre); The Island of Slaves (Orfeo Group); No Exit (Payomet); Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (Underground Railway); Saving Kitty with Jennifer Coolidge (Nora Theatre Company); Back the Night (Boston Playwrights’); and Jester’s Dead  (The Outfit in NYC). Television: Olive Kitteridge (HBO), Boston’s Finest (ABC Pilot). Film: Sea of Trees. Amanda received her BA in History and Theatre from Regis College and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA.


Cara Gerardi is a graduate of Keene State College and has a Bachelors degree in acting. Some of her favorite projects include How I Learned to Drive (Lil’ Bit),  Circle Mirror Transformation (Lauren), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Kayleen), and The Shape of Things (Evelyn). Cara is thrilled to be back at Cape Rep performing with this wonderful company and crew! Special Thanks to Mom, Dad, Riley, and Gus for their unending love and support!


Emily Murray is thrilled to be working at Cape Rep with this talented group of ladies. A Cape Cod native, trained and raised at HJT. She received an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC. Performed all over the Cape and NYC. She has been teaching the Creative Drama program and Directing at the Harwich Junior Theatre for the past 5 years.  Emily loves her partner Eric and their beautiful baby girl, Phoebe.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Stage Manager

** Associate Member of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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