Baker's World Premiere, Vermont-Set The Aliens Opens Off-Broadway

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Michael Chernus, Dane DeHaan and Erin Gann star in The Aliens, Annie Baker's world premiere "play with music and shrooms," which opens April 22 Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
The Aliens star Michael Chernus
The Aliens star Michael Chernus Photo by Sandra Coudert

Previews began April 14 for the work that closes the 15th anniversary season for the company. Sam Gold directs the show scheduled to run scheduled through May 23. 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).

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.

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 call (212) 627-2556 or visit rattlestick.org.

Dane DeHaan, Erin Gann and Michael Chernus in <i>The Aliens</i>.
Dane DeHaan, Erin Gann and Michael Chernus in The Aliens Sandra Coudert
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