Join us for our 2019-2020 season!

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From favorite playwrights to whole new mediums, our 2019-20 Season is the Third Rail you know and love…
and Third Rail like you’ve never seen it before.

Melancholy Play: a chamber musical

by Sarah Ruhl

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“A case for melancholy as an authentic and worthy state of being […] maybe even a state to be cherished.” – Chicago Tribune

Tilly is consumed by a melancholy so exquisite that no one can resist her. Her tailor, her hairdresser, and even her therapist succumb to the allure of her perpetual sadness. But when Tilly inexplicably discovers happiness, her joy wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Contrary to its title, this whimsical comedy by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl will make you fall in love with love.

November 30 – December 22, 2019 at CoHo Theatre
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Incognito

by Nick Payne

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“Payne makes it clear that science and sentimentality need not be mutually exclusive.” – New York Times

Four actors play a combined 21 characters within Incognito’s three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.

March 20 – April 11, 2020 at CoHo Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Mary Jane

by Amy Herzog

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“A play with unexpected grace and optimism, and one that offers faith in the power of communion.” – Vogue

As Mary Jane navigates the mundane, the shattering, and the sublime realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.

June 5 – June 27, 2020 at CoHo Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Past Productions This Season

Mother, Come Home

by Paul Hornschemeier

“Hornschemeier eloquently conveys a story of family loss and paternal disconnect.” – Dark Horse Comics

Widower David and his young son Thomas each have their own methods for dealing with grief. For David, the abstractions of symbolic logic; for Thomas, his essential role as “The Groundskeeper,” a masked defender of the household. From the critically-acclaimed graphic novel and produced by Third Rail in a new, multimedia format, Mother, Come Home is the quietly stunning tale of a family struggling to adapt to their new reality.