This Hand-Crafted Rowboat Could Be Yours!

Bid to be a boat-owner!

If you’ve been following Third Rail on Facebook or Instagram over the last month, chances are you’ve become familiar with this beautiful 11′ rowboat.


With its gorgeous blue hull and sleek design, perhaps you’ve been eyeing it longingly, imagining yourself out on the river on a May morning. Well, my friend, you’re in luck! Thanks to our partners at Wind & Oar, the boat will be auctioned off in the Men On Boats lobby as a benefit for the students of George Middle School.

Wind & Oar Boat School is an Oregon nonprofit founded in 2011. Their mission is to engage young people and inspire learning through the art, science, and craft of building wooden boats. Wind & Oar partners with public schools to deliver STEAM programming to underserved youth ages 9-22  across the Portland metro area.

This particular rowboat was built by George Middle School 7th graders through a Wind & Oar STEAM education program. The program, funded by a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grant, sunsets this spring. The silent auction of this rowboat will raise funds to continue this wonderful hands-on, math and science enrichment program at George MS. 

What does a Wind & Oar Residency Look Like?

  • A unique hands-on learning experience for over 100 students.
  • A 1:6 Instructor/Student Ratio
  • 50 hours of instruction in the math, science and practice of boat-building, resulting in a fully-functioning boat owned by the school.
  • Opportunity for students to get on the water during the craft’s maiden voyage!

Your bid helps George Middle School continue this outstanding program in the 2018-2019 school year. 

7th Grade Boat-Builders at George Middle School

Interested in bidding on the boat? Here are the details:

  • All proceeds go to George Middle School.
  • To bid, simply visit the boat in the Imago Theater lobby when you come to see Men On Boats!
  • The minimum bid is $500, and minimum increase is $50. 
  • Third Rail will announce the winner at the end of the play’s run. As a bonus, the runner-up bidder may choose to match the winning bid and receive a similarly constructed boat. (The students have made 4 so far, and a 5th is currently under construction.)

We hope you’ll place a bid and help raise funds to continue this incredible program for the students at George MS! Fair Winds!

Upcoming NT Live Screenings at the World Trade Center

Join Third Rail at the newly-remodeled World Trade Center theater for an NT Live screening this spring!

For listings at the Lake Theater & Cafe, please click here. 


YERMA (Feb 10th, 2018)

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

The theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.


TWELFTH NIGHT (Feb 10th, 2018)

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. 

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (April 22nd, 2018)

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?


JULIUS CAESAR (April 29th, 2018)

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


HAMLET (April 29th & May 13th, 2018)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.


YOUNG MARX (May 13th, 2018)

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny OperaPenny DreadfulOthello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth NightGreen Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.