Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
John Wesley Powell: Down the Great Unknown
Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm; the performance begins at 7:00pm. Thank you for supporting the Sierra College Natural History Museum!


John Wesley Powell: Down the Great Unknown
The Sierra College Natural History Museum brings noted actor Earll Kingston to portray John Wesley Powell in a one-man play on April 26, 2019.  Written by John Muir actor and playwright, Lee Stetson, Down the Great Unknown is a two-act play about the epic adventure of the first exploration down the Colorado River by boat in 1869.

Kingston portrays Major John Wesley Powell, handicapped by the loss of an arm in the Civil War, commanding a small flotilla of four boats rowed by nine brave men.  For nearly ten months the expedition survived the often-harrowing journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers, from the Wyoming Territory and through the territories of Utah and Arizona.

The story is told by an enthusiastic Major Powell, who describes the men, the boats, the rapids and the treacherous adventures of the then-unknown Colorado as it roared between the steep walls of the magnificent Grand Canyon.

Earll Kingston has performed for more than fifty years across the United States. He has performed this play more than one hundred times  at Grand Canyon National Park, scores of universities and museums, and at U.S. Geological Survey complexes from Washington D.C. to Menlo Park, California. He is a member of California on State, a San Francisco-based group engaged in writing and performing stage and radio works based on California history.


Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College (View)
5100 Sierra College Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95677
United States


Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Sierra College Natural History Museum
On BPT Since: Mar 24, 2014
Sierra College Natural History Museum

Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR