The Aliens

The Aliens

by Annie Baker

April 12 – May 4, 2013

Wed-Fri at 7:30pm, Sat-Sun at 2pm

– CoHo Theatre –
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

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Photos by Owen Carey

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Third Rail core company member
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* Member of Actors Equity Association