The Aliens

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Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music and shrooms.

Michael Chernus and Dane DeHaan; photo by Andrew Lieberman.
Michael Chernus, Erin Gann and Dane DeHaan; photo by Joan Marcus.
Cast Requirements

3 men


“A gentle and extraordinarily beautiful new play…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today. Through the small details and telling asides we learn the fundamentals of this friendship, founded on a mutual sense of generalized alienation. At the risk of appearing hyperbolic, I’ll go so far as to say there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.”
–Charles Isherwood, The New York Times


Production and Development History

Readings: Orchard Project and Ars Nova (2009).

World Premiere: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (2010).