The Aliens by Annie Baker
Directed by Mitchell Cushman
Starring: Max Crumpler-Haynes, Will Greenblatt and Noah Reid
Produced by Diana Bentley and Sehar Bhojani
Set and Costume Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting Design: Nick Blais
Sound Design: Sam Sholdice
Production Manager: Charissa Wilcox
*please note this show has a fifteen minute intermission
"Gentle and extraordinarily beautifulinordinately delicateMs. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater todaythere is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation." NY Times. "
Coal Mine Theatre launches the 17/18 season with Pulitzer Prize Award-winning playwright Annie Bakers THE ALIENS. Sharing the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2010 with another Baker script, Circle Mirror Transformation, THE ALIENS, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, premiered Off-Broadway in April 2009 and the West End in September of the same year.
Jasper (Noah Reid) and KJ (Will Greenblatt) are two misfit souls who have made the out-back of a Vermont coffee shop their private sanctuary and refuge from the real world. Here they can indulge in their dreams and delusions of being a brilliant writer and a divine healer. Seventeen-year-old Evan (Max Crumpler-Haynes) is eking out his summer working at the café and is irresistibly drawn to their world of magic mushrooms, philosophical musings and rock bands that never-were. THE ALIENS is both a cruel and compassionate examination of a lost generation and modern-day America.
Coal Mine Theatre (View)
1454 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 1N4
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