The Boatman

The Boatman

by Alex Moggridge
Directed by Michael Lluberes

​The boatman of the underworld is having a career crisis. And when he meets a young woman who refuses to be ferried to the land of the dead, the tenuous nature of life and death becomes ever more complicated.

Developed during last season's New Works Festival, "The Boatman" explores the themes of mortality, time, joy, and despair. Explore the underworld through the eyes of a dysfunctional three-headed dog, a philosophical Time, and a maliciously friendly character called Water.

Scenic Design by Shane Cinal
Lighting Design by Scot Gianelli
Costume Design by Brandon R. McWilliams
Sound Design by Matt Coggins
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Cast: Deirdre S. Baker, Bret Beaudry, Jordan Climie, Shelby Lynn Coleman, Connie Cowper, Meagan Kimberly Smith, Rico Bruce Wade
Elgood Theater
Recommended for teens and adults

Signature Series

FridaySeptember 288pmopening night reception
SaturdaySeptember 292pmtalk-back
SaturdaySeptember 298pm
SundaySeptember 302pm
FridayOctober 58pmcollege night
SaturdayOctober 62pm
SaturdayOctober 68pm
SundayOctober 72pmpreshow chat


The Boatman is sponsored by
Estate Funding, Donald Messier

"Flint Rep has shown with its inaugural show that it won't hesitate to enter deep waters and explore serious questions in an emotional manner with new works beautifully staged and presented. ...Impressive. ...A technical wonder. ...Amazing ensemble work. ...Physical, emotional and deeply layered."
- Encore Michigan

"Mesmerizing in its focus. ...Suspenseful. ...Darkly comic. ...Lluberes has done a masterful job with this show. The troupe is topnotch ...Amazing scenic design. ...We recommend this show highly."
- Flint Stages