The Events

October 27, 2017 - November 18, 2017

CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

In the rehearsal room of a community choir, Claire and her colleague encounter a visitor who makes an impossible demand: “I have one bullet left. Which one of you is it for?” A flash. An instant. One moment is all it takes to irrevocably change a life, a family, and a community. Weaving together bold theatricality, unflinching storytelling, and live local community choirs, David Greig’s daring and powerful play explores our desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity. Winner of a 2013 Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Performing Choirs:

Sunnyside Community Choir: 10/27, 10/29, 11/2, 11/3, 11/5, 11/9, and 11/16
B-Side Bookclub: 10/28, 11/17, and 11/18
Aurora Chorus: 11/10, 11/11, and 11/12
PCC Cascade Community Choir: 11/4


Both Greig and Third Rail deserve credit for not flinching from what’s happening in that other world beyond the stage…Third Rail’s moving, beautifully staged final scene does suggest that the community that emerges from participating in choirs and other performing groups can be a countervailing force.

Oregon ArtsWatch


  • Writer David Greig
  • Director Scott Yarbrough
  • Composer John Browne
  • Stage Manager Kristina Mast
  • Music Director Mont Chris Hubbard
  • Lighting Designer Jennifer LIn
  • Sound Consultant Mark Valadez
  • Costume Designer Bobby Brewer-Wallin
  • Scenic Designer Megan Wilkerson
  • Props Master Kyra Bishop Sanford
  • Accompanist Jennifer Dykstra
  • Dramaturg Brian Myers
  • Dramaturg Ellen Walkley


  • Claire Maureen Porter
  • The Boy Joseph Gibson