Mother, Come Home

Mother, Come Home

An immersive, multimedia reading adapted from the graphic novel
by Paul Hornschemeier

Encore Performances


– Alberta Abbey –
126 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211


Premiere Performances

October 5 – October 12, 2019

– CoHo Theatre –
2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

“Hornschemeier eloquently conveys a story of family loss and paternal disconnect.” – Dark Horse Comics

Widower David and his young son Thomas each have their own methods for dealing with grief. For David, the abstractions of symbolic logic; for Thomas, his essential role as “The Groundskeeper,” a masked defender of the household. From the critically-acclaimed graphic novel and produced by Third Rail in a new, multimedia format, Mother, Come Home is the quietly stunning tale of a family struggling to adapt to their new reality.

This production is sponsored by a Creative Heights Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

Content Warning: This piece includes themes of depression, suicide and grief. If you know you’d like to speak to someone at Third Rail to find out more about the show before you book, you can call the Box Office at 503-235-1101 or email us at


Mother, Come Home “challenges theatrical conventions in surreal, exhilarating ways….Armed with only their voices, the actors are astounding…This is brave, brilliant theatre.” –The Oregonian

Audience Response

“After it was over and the audience’s applause died down, we all sat there without speaking for at least 30 seconds before getting up and filing out. POWERFUL!”

“Powerful, daring, and important. It is must see theater!”

“A haunting and worthwhile theatre experience. Don’t miss this one.”

“This show was incredible.”

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Adapted from the graphic novel by


Voice 2 (Uncle)

Thomas understudy


Stage Manager

Animator/Story Advisor


Sound Designer

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors' Equity Association