Men on Boats
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Nov. 08 - Nov. 18, 2018

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true-ish story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Join our explorers as they argue about directions, navigate rapids, and risk it all. MMNT welcomes guest director Shawn Sides (Rude Mechanicals) to steer this adventurous production. 


“…off the canyon-walls funny. Paddle or portage your own boat to the theatre — but get there.”  — Variety


(photo by Bret Brookshire)


Join Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts, as we continue our 46th anniversary season with Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men On Boats.

Featuring guest artists Tyler Layton and kt shorb, with set design by Jacob Foster ’18, lighting design by Miriam Alexander ’18, costume design by Ben Taylor Ridgway ’07, sound design by Robert Fisher and hair and make-up design by Tara Cooper.


Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University theater training program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. Information: 512-448-8487 or



St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts college in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition with approximately 5,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA programs and a master’s degree in counseling. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community with programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for 12 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and ranks in the top 15 Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.


Men on Boats
by Jaclyn Backhaus
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

November 08 - November 18, 2018
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78704

Meg Court, Tyler Layton (photo by Bret Brookshire)All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. 


WHERE:         Mary Moody Northen Theatre

                        St. Edward’s University

                        3001 S. Congress Ave.

                        Austin, TX 78704

Campus map: 

TICKETS:       $25 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, St. Edward’s community)

                        MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484


                        Box Office Hours are 1 - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

                        Student discount nights: Nov. 9 and 15: $10 ticket

                        with any Student ID.

SEU Alumni night October 15, $10 tickets for St. Edward’s Alumni 

Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located at St. Edward’s University along Campus Drive. Campus map:


Box office hours are 1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday when classes are in session and one hour prior to curtain. Group rates for 10 people or more are available. Information: 512-448-8484