Men on Boats is returning this July!
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.
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.