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Season 9 Announcing Our 2014-15 Season
Third Rail is beyond thrilled to announce our 9th season of plays that will chill you, tickle your funny bone, speak to you, thrill you, and pull you to the edge of your seat. Join us! Let Third Rail move you.
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A Streetcar Named Desire
starring Gillian Anderson
Sept 20 - 2pm & 7pm | Sept 21 - 2pm & 7pm | Oct 26 - 2pm
World Trade Center Theatre

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National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live

Third Rail is proud to present live-captured performances from the National Theatre in London. Here are some of the upcoming productions:

by Euripides in a new version by Ben Power
directed by Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Screenings will be September 13 and 14 @ 2:00 and 7:00 in the World Trade Center Theater.

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Middletown is "a show not to be missed" says the Oregonian

Critics praise Will Eno's paean to small town life as "an oddly charming, deeply moving production"


Small town life has taken up residence at the Winningstad Theatre by way of Will Eno's Middletown, and the critics are pulling out the superlatives to praise this wry, unique, and moving play. Here's just some of what they had to say:
"Eno may be full of surprises, but he's got the human rhythms of thought and expression, a theatrical sense of cosmic silence, down solid in this whacky, thoughtful ode to the mystery of existence. This is a show not to miss" - Holly Johnson, The Oregonian

"The cast of ten is uniformly terrific, capturing the language beautifully and making the characters both archetypical and very specific. Michael O'Connell and Maureen Porter have the central roles, as a man and woman who strike up an unlikely friendship, and they bring great humanity to the piece. Ben Newman does wonderful work as a mechanic who's fond of wondering (and wandering), and he has so much joy in his performance that you smile at him every time he walks on stage. Darius Pierce has several small but pivotal roles, including one that opens the performance, and he is delightful in each of his assignments. The other actors are just as good, many of them playing multiple roles . . ." - Patrick Brassell, Broadway


". . . there's fine work here from, among others, Diane Kondrat (bursting with civic pride as the local librarian), Ben Newman (as the aforementioned loiterer, a troubled underemployed mechanic), and Damon Kupper, in a few roles, including a doctor whose prenatal advice to Mary is as straightforwardly sentimental as the play gets: "Forgiveness and love, and you're all set . . . The great pleasure here, however, is Eno's rich, witty language . . . by accretion all that talk gains weight and meaning, slowly seeming less like a series of one-liners and more like a curious meditation on the shadow dance between the profound and the mundane" - Marty Hughley, Oregon Arts Watch

Performances continue now through October 19 at the Winningstad Theatre. Click for tickets. Purchase a Mainstage Subscription Package and save.

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Portland, OR 97204
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