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Oct 27, 2022
Daily Inter Lake

FVCC Theater Presents “Men On Boats”

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon.

This is the center of the story as Flathead Valley Community College Theatre presents its first production of the season, “Men On Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus.

“Men On Boats” is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition when a one-armed captain, John Wesley Powell, and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

This thrilling and widely acclaimed play cleverly fuses unconventional casting with contemporary dialogue and slapstick comedy to discuss the dark, uncomfortable, and often painful aspects of U.S. history.

Performances are Oct. 27, 28, 29 and Nov. 3, 4, 5 at 7 p.m. in the FVCC Joe Legate Black Box Theatre.

Tickets are available online at, at the FVCC Bookstore or at the box office prior to each performance. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for seniors, and free for students.