PORTLAND, ORE.: Third Rail Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring four productions.
“The plays in our upcoming season are breathtaking—they encompass a range of human experience viewed from shared and diverse perspectives,” said artistic director Maureen Porter in a statement. “Unflinching, gleeful, harrowing, and explosive, this season charges toward the essential questions of our time.”
The season will open with Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs (Aug. 4-26), about a couple grappling with the question of how to decide whether or not to bring a child into the world while waiting in line at Ikea. Rebecca Lingafelter will direct the production, which will be presented at CoHo Theatre.
Next up will be The Events (Oct. 27-Nov. 18), by David Greig, about two members of a community choir who are confronted by a visitor in the rehearsal room who says, “I have one bullet left. Which one of you is it for?” Isaac Lamb will direct at the Imago Theatre.
Following will be Jaclyn Backhaus’s Men On Boats (March 2-24, 2018), about ten explorers on an expedition to chart the Colorado River, all played be women. Porter will direct the show at Imago Theatre.
The season will conclude with Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (May 25-June 16, 2018), a manifesto that questions the role of modern women and opposes traditions. Lingafelter will direct at CoHo Theatre.
Third Rail Repertory Theatre, founded in 2003, is a company of ensemble members that presents contemporary plays.