Annie Baker's play The Aliens
Tue, May 24 at 7pm - Sun, May 29 at 9pm (Atlantic)
This May 24th-29th, Theatre in Space presents a site-specific production of American playwright Annie Baker's 2010 drama The Aliens. Each night, a limited audience will have the chance to experience the Atlantic Canadian premier of this landmark work from MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, whose other plays include The Antipodes, John, The Flick, and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. The play will be presented for six consecutive evenings outdoors, behind Propeller Brewing, 2015 Gottingen Street in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. The lot behind Propeller can be accessed from Maitland Street. There will not be accessible washrooms on site, but we can assist those in need to the Bus Stop Theatre's Maitland Street entrance.
Performances will be moved to the Staples parking garage if the forecast calls for rain. There will be no bar service for these performances, but audience members may still access the Propeller washrooms.
May 24th, 2022 7:00 PM (Preview)
May 25th, 2022 7:00 PM
May 26th, 2022 7:00 PM
May 27th, 2022 7:00 PM
May 28th, 2022 7:00 PM
May 29th, 2022 7:00 PM
The play runs for two hours, including an intermission.
Audience members are asked to please arrive masked and remain so unless actively drinking. We also recommend bundling up! We will have blankets on site for those who would like one.
No tickets will be sold at the door. If you're attending with a group and you do not purchase your tickets together, please email us at email@example.com so that we can plan the seating arrangement accordingly.
About the Play
The Aliens is a subtle excavation of how young men form identity. It begins with two thirty-something best friends, Jasper and KJ, talking music and literature in their favourite hangout spot, the lot behind The Green Sheep. When Evan, the shop's new employee, starts asking questions, the two friends invite him into their world. The three open up to one another, sharing dreams, stories, and substances, revealing the strengths and limitations of their bond.
Warnings: substance use and mature content.
KJ - Taylor Olson
Jasper - Henricus Gielis
Evan - Sam Vigneault
Director - Jake Planinc
Associate Director - Koumbie
Stage Manager - Chelsea Dickie
Production Designers - Alison Crosby and Jordan Palmer
Management - Alex Mills
Produced by Theatre in Space
Poster Design by Sean Skerry
Thank you to our presenting partners The Canada Council for the Arts, Propeller Brewing, and Direction 180.
Thank you Prismatic Arts Festival and Neptune Theatre for their Open Spaces Program.