The Aliens

April 12, 2013 - May 4, 2013

CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

Third Rail returns to the CoHo Theatre, the site of our very first production, for Annie Baker’s Obie-winning play The Aliens. KJ and Jasper hold court on the back patio of the local coffee shop, trying out a new song. Enter Evan Shelmerdine, the nervous new barista, tasked with getting rid of them. Will he succeed or unwittingly become KJ and Jasper’s newest project? The Aliens is a surprising, charming, and gentle meditation on friendship, loss, and a generation of young Americans trying to find their place in the world.


[A] deeply humane and quietly unnerving production…Under Tim True’s confident direction, the actors create intensely empathetic characters.

Willamette Week

What might be played as an existentialist stoner comedy instead gets the kind of careful emotional examination characteristic of a Third Rail Rep production.

The Oregonian


  • Writer Annie Baker
  • Director Tim True
  • Stage Manager Jory Bowers
  • Assistant Director Ryan Mooney
  • Scenic Designer Kristeen Crosser
  • Costume Designer Jamie Hammon
  • Lighting Designer Jason Winslow
  • Sound Designer Jen Raynak
  • Props Master Damon Kupper
  • Dramaturg Larkin Sackett


  • KJ Isaac Lamb
  • Jasper Chris Murray
  • Evan Bryce Earhart