Season 0

Season 0
2005-2006

Recent Tragic Events

by Craig Wright

Recent Tragic Events

In the West Coast premiere of this stunning new comedy by Craig Wright, Recent Tragic Events places the enormity of world tragedy in context – a dazzling, delirious context of uncanny blind dates, drinking games, and Joyce Carol Oates. Craig Wright frames 9/11 in a splendidly cracked rear view mirror, becoming a catalyst for examination of who or what is running our lives. Do we really have a choice, or are we mere puppets espousing freedom?

A joint production of CoHo Productions and Third Rail Repertory Theatre

February 4 – March 12, 2005 at CoHo Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

Dirty Story

by John Patrick Shanley

Dirty Story

John Patrick Shanley’s Dirty Story is a play about home (Is it a utopia or a prison?), about passion (Is it a positive force or an instrument for destruction?), about story (Is it a useless fiction or a terrifying reality?) and about vision (Is it a path to enlightenment or a journey to disaster?). It’s the perfect play for Third Rail at this time: it’s unnervingly topical, unreasonably challenging, and unbelievably funny.

September 9 – October 8, 2005 at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

The Lonesome West

by Martin McDonagh

The Lonesome West

Third Rail’s third production moves from the absurd/global to the naturalistic/domestic – but don’t count on things being any more peaceful as a result. With Sam Shepard’s True West, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World as points of reference, The Lonesome West is a surprising and very funny look at the darker side of family.

May 19 – June 17, 2006 at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm