November 30, 2018 - December 22, 2018
by Annie Baker
directed by Rebecca Lingafelter
CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210
“I will say that meeting him was like walking out of a dark wood…it was like emerging from the cold into the sun…”
A bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, decked out for the holidays. An eccentric innkeeper with a penchant for miniatures, doilies and dolls. A young couple struggling to reconnect. A sublimely odd, yet somehow familiar, cast of characters. But who’s John? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker uses her trademark humor to unspool a delicate, richly-detailed story that urges us to seek meaning in the quotidian and the mysterious.
Written by Annie Baker and directed by Rebecca Lingafelter, John is exactly like the stage where it unfolds—peculiar but entrancing…The cast plays the story’s constant shifts with gusto, rightly trusting that Baker will not lead them astray…You’re left beguiled, baffled and desperate to return to the marvelously maddening world that she and Third Rail have created.Willamette Week
The cast, including Lin in her Portland stage debut, is excellent… It’s presented by a cast with impeccable delivery and impressive stamina.The Oregonian