The Night Alive

by Conor McPherson

February 20, 2015 - March 14, 2015
- CoHo Theater -
2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

Runtime: 2 hours, no intermission

Tommy crashes in a room in his uncle’s house, does odd-jobs here and there, tries get-rich-quick schemes with his buddy, Doc, and keeps his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length. Then one night, he defends a young woman from a violent act, a choice which fills both their lives with unexpected consequences. Mystery lies around every corner and they soon find out the past won’t let go so easily. This play is a joyous, frightening, funny, and ultimately gorgeous meditation on the possibility of redemption. An amazing new work by one of the great writers and poets of the theatre.


The Night Alive is like a contemporary fairy tale: it shows us the underbelly of present life but through a poetic alchemy transfigures it into something beyond the mundane time of our lives ... read moreRichard Wattenberg, The Oregonian
The Night Alive lets one of its characters talk about black holes. If you're anywhere nearby, you get sucked in. Life can be like that sometimes, and sometimes that hurts. But great plays can also suck you in and make you think about life and love and everything else that matters. This production will do that for you, and more ... read morePatrick Brassell,
Sparkling, intensely intimate and satisfying ... read moreBob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch

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Photos by Owen Carey