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Men on Boats Announces Complete Casting for Return Engagement

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons will offer a summer coproduction of Jaclyn Backhaus’ new play.

Hannah Cabell will reprise her role in Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Hannah Cabell will reprise her role in Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
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Complete casting has been announced for Men on Boats, a new play by Jaclyn Backhaus presented by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Performances will run at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater for a four-week limited engagement from July 20-August 14 with an official August 1 opening.

Directed by American Theater Company artistic director Will Davis, Men on Boats is described as "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."

Reprising their roles from the 2015 premiere at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks are Hannah Cabell (The Father) as OG, Danielle Davenport (An Octoroon) as Hall, Danaya Esperanza (Our Lady of Kibeho) as Seneca, Donnetta Lavinia Grays (O, Earth) as Sumner, Birgit Huppuch (Judy) as Goodman, Layla Khoshnoudi (The Offending Gesture) as Bradley, Kelly McAndrew (Perfect Arrangement) as Powell, and Kristen Sieh (RoosevElvis) as Dunn. Joining the cast are Jocelyn Bioh (An Octoroon) as Hawkins and Elizabeth Kenny (Sick) as Old Shady.

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.

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