A psychological mystery of survival and politics, this award-winning play is considered by many to be Fugard’s masterpiece.
Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Aloes shows how a nation’s ideology creates an atmosphere that is either nurturing or poisonous. At what point does personal survival outweigh social justice? What happens to a friendship undermined by fear and paranoia? What can be done when mere existence is considered an act of treason?
In this savage, very funny play by John Patrick Shanley (Tony- and Pulitzer-award-winning Doubt, Moonstruck), a familiar story of domestic strife takes a twist that will make audiences gasp. In the hands of Third Rail Repertory Theatre, this promises to be a thrilling and provocative evening of theater. Director Scott Yarbrough has assembled a dynamite quartet of actors: company members Valerie Stevens and Michael O’Connell (both of whom recently received Drammy awards for their work in Third Rail’s first production, Recent Tragic Events) are joined by Damon Kupper (last seen in Artist Rep’s Death of a Salesman) and the venerable Ted Roisum.
Third Rail delivers it with that giddy combination of talent, humor, and professionalism.Portland Mercury
A dizzyingly clever thrill ride from brainy and dark to howlingly funny, this play is not to be missed.Portland Tribune
A deliciously savage comedy… a bristling, fiercely smart production from Third Rail Repertory Theatre.The Oregonian
…hilariously rendered by Third Rail’s cast of pros…Willamette Week