Last of the Boys

Last of the Boys

by Steven Dietz

May 6 May 29, 2011

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– World Trade Center Theatre –
121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

Ben and Jeeter fought together in Vietnam, but thirty years later the fight continues. In a trailer park on a Superfund site, the buddies are joined by Jeeter’s new girlfriend and her caustic, whiskey-fueled mother for one last hurrah. Fierce, funny, and haunting, this highly theatrical and increasingly relevant play explores the legacy of war and its human cost. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Last of the Boys is mysterious and original, mind-bending and time-blending.

Reviews

“Sure enough, the play, which was first produced at the McCarter Theatre of Princeton, N.J., in 2004, fits perfectly with the aesthetic Third Rail has shaped over the past six years. That is, it is by turns funny and heart-wrenching; it blends naturalism with a heightened theatricality that enhances the metaphorical reach and emotional impact of the story; and it feels intimate and personal even as it grapples with big societal and even philosophical issues.” –The Oregonian

“Valerie Stevens is tremendous, imbuing her hard-bitten character a weariness and self-acceptance that make her riveting performance one of the high points of the show.” –Portland Mercury

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by

Cast

Ben

Jeeter

Salyer

Lorraine

The Young Soldier

Creative

Stage Manager

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Props Master

Dramaturg

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