The Pavilion

The Pavilion

by Craig Wright

October 20 – November 18, 2006

Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

– Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center –
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

With The Pavilion, Third Rail returns to the universe of Craig Wright (Recent Tragic Events), who tackles metaphysical questions with compassionate humor and bold theatricality.

Set in a dance hall in small-town Minnesota, a twenty-year high school reunion provides the backdrop for Wright’s cosmic distillation of time, choice and irrevocability. When the “Cutest Senior Couple” of 1986 meets on the dance floor, will their flame be rekindled or will their history tear them to pieces?


“The cast and crew make this production look effortless—as though tech, acting, and directing snap together this cleanly all the time. There’s really only one way to put it: Pavilion is a great show. Well written, well conceived, and well executed. You won’t find many nights at the theater more satisfying than this one.” –Portland Mercury

“Every aspect of this production is excellent, from the acting to the lighting to Jen Raynak’s enveloping sound.” –Willamette Week

“There is nothing showy here- just a deep immersion in the script and the technical skills to bring out its natural rhythms without forcing anything or letting anything go slack.” –The Oregonian

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

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Written by






Stage Manager

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Props Master


Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association