Men on Boats (Thursday, Feb. 22 — 8pm)

Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and featuring a cast of all female and gender non-conforming actors, Men on Boats tells the true(ish) adventure tale of ten dedicated explorers on a 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River. Under the guidance of the one-armed Captain Powell, our explorers set their sights on new ground and fight for their lives, determined not to leave anyone behind. Comically self-aware, Men on Boats is an energetic and empowering romp that questions the way we present our shared history.


Seating for all productions of Men on Boats is General Admission with an on-stage seating and house-seating option. The House will open at 7:45 p.m. the night of the production.


This Thursday Evening production of Men on Boats will operate on a Pay-What-You-Can basis. Patrons can reserve a ticket at no cost online and pick up their Pay-What-You-Can (General Admission) ticket at the Box Office for as little as $1. The Box Office opens at 7:15 p.m. the night of the production.

Pre-Show Performance

The Bad Romantics Drag Troupe and Voke Spoken Word Group are opening for Thursday’s showing of the Dramat mainstage Men on Boats! Featuring poetry by Voke’s members, along with a very *Zen* encounter by our performers. We won’t reveal too much – come for the drag, stay for the drama~ they will be performing at 7:30 so doors for the pre-show will open at 7:15

  • Orchestra
    February 22, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • On-Stage Seating
    February 22, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



222 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States


Erected in 1926, the University Theatre contains a 640-seat auditorium. For 2017 Harvard-Yale Game parking, accommodations, and dining options, visit the official webpage.

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The Dramat offers all of our patrons accessibility services, including wheelchair and accessible entrances seating and assistive listening devices. The University Theatre (222 York Street) features a ramp and automatic door at the front entrance.

For more information, or to book an accessible ticket and arrange assistance, email the Box Office at [email protected].