April 12, 2013 - May 4, 2013
by Annie Baker
directed by Tim True
CoHo Theater - 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