Annie Baker's Aliens Land Off-Broadway at Rattlestick April 14

News   Annie Baker's Aliens Land Off-Broadway at Rattlestick April 14
Previews begin April 14 for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Off-Broadway world premiere of Annie Baker's The Aliens. Michael Chernus, Dane DeHaan and Erin Gann star.
Michael Chernus and Annie Baker
Michael Chernus and Annie Baker Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Sam Gold directs the 15th anniversary season closer for the company. The show officially opens April 22 for a run scheduled to play through May 23. Director Gold (Rag and Bone) reteams with playwright Baker (Body Awareness) on this new work following their successful collaboration on Circle Mirror Transformation. The Aliens was a finalist for the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Billed as a "play with music and shrooms," The Aliens finds "two angry young men [who] sit outside a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski," according to show notes. "When a lonely high school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know."

The cast includes Chernus (Essential Self-Defense, American Sligo), DeHaan (End Days, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake) and Gann (First Day, Percussionist).

The design team includes Andrew Lieberman (sets), Bobby Tilley (costumes), Tyler Mycelou (lights), Bart Fasbender (sound) and Eugenia Furneaux-Arends (props).

Tickets to The Aliens at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th & Perry St.), are available by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information, please call (212) 627-2556 or visit

Michael Chernus with Erin Gann in <i>The Aliens</i>.
Michael Chernus with Erin Gann in The Aliens. Photo by Sandra Coudert
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