The Skriker follows two young women on the cusp of adulthood and motherhood who are visited by an ancient, shape-shifting spirit, the Skriker. Both women are simultaneously entranced and repulsed by the manipulations and seductions of the Skriker. In a climate of violence and environmental destruction, The Skriker asks us the question on all of our minds: how will we survive a rapidly decaying world?
Please arrive by 7:00 pm to enjoy our lobby installation entitled How To Move In A Room, written and created by our very own Corey O’Hara. This experimental video piece explores how trauma affects the body and the brain.
Meet Jennifer and Bob. They’re the Joneses. Meet Pony and John. They’re also the Joneses. They’re next door neighbors. Keeping up with them can feel awfully familiar in this hilarious and humane look at how we live. Literate and slyly hilarious this award-winning play dives deep below the surface with subtle grace.
What do a mysterious trunk, an Orwellian pizza ordering system, architectural design, tiramisu, Marilyn Monroe, Goofy, Bill Clinton, chaos theory, ropes, gags, and the world’s worst boss have in common? You’ll find out in a play that Variety described as “a wicked treat for the morbidly inclined — a bonbon filled with arsenic.” One part Albee, one part Hitchcock, one part Tarantino, Mr. Kolpert is a play we’ve been dying to produce since day one. Comedy doesn’t come much blacker or better than this.
*Please note that this production is intended for mature audiences.
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The mission of Third Rail Repertory Theatre is to provide a dynamic artistic home for theatre audiences in Portland by fostering a professional local company, which, through collaboration and discipline, brings to life exceptional stories that provoke dialogue, encourage empathy, and inspire curiosity.