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Scenes from the SpeakEasy Stage production of “Men on Boats.”

Scenes from the SpeakEasy Stage production of “Men on Boats.”

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SpeakEasy Stage rewrites history with gender-bending "Men on Boats"

In 1869 explorer John Wesley Powell set out with a small crew of white men to chart the Grand Canyon. SpeakEasy Stage has taken that whitewashed history and turned it on its head with “Men on Boats,” a roaring romp that portrays the journey with a diverse, gender bending cast. These are not only the people who would have been excluded from the 1869 exhibition, but also the people who are often excluded from the arts.