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The Aliens

The Aliens

Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Shawn LaCount
October 22 – November 20, 2010
Hall A @ The Calderwood Pavilion

In the town of Shirley, two 30-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster behind the coffee shop where they meditate on music, philosophy, shrooms, and Bukowski. When a teenage employee asks them to relocate, these disillusioned young men find the disciple they’ve been waiting for. A beat-tinged, psychotropic journey, Annie Baker’s The Aliens is a funny and heartening look at friendship, ritual, and small town New England. Company One is proud to join the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage Company in exploring the tiny spaces of our small towns.

'The Aliens' is Company One’s finest work to date
- The Boston Metro
Baker’s play will have you laughing one moment and tearing up the next..
- The Boston Herald
Pollock's KJ is an impressive creation
- Blast Magazine
Jacob Brandt is sheer perfection
- The Boston Metro
Nacer oozes the right amount of deadbeat charisma
- The Boston Herald


Elliot Norton Award Winner - Outstanding Production, Small/Fringe Theater

Elliot Norton Award Winner - Outstanding Actor, Small/Fringe Theater

Elliot Norton Award Winner - Outstanding Design, Midsize/Small/Fringe Theater

Elliot Norton Award Winner - Outstanding Director, Small/Fringe Theater


Hall A
Calderwood Pavilion
527 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

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  • Annie Baker
  • Shawn LaCount
  • Eliza Mulcahy
    Stage Manager
  • Benjamin Stockman
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Alyssa McKeon
    Production Manager
  • Karthik Subramanian
    Assistant Production Manager
  • Michael Best
    Assistant Production Manager
  • Charles Haugland
  • Anne Morgan
  • Mark Abby VanDerzee
    Technical Director
  • Cristina Todesco
    Set Designger
  • Billy Tilley
    Costume Designer
  • Benjamin Williams
    Lighting Designer
  • Aaron Mack
    Sound Designer
  • Bryan Prywes
    Props Designer

  • Jacob Brandt

  • Nael Nacer*
    *Member of Actor's Equity Association

  • Alex Pollock

  • Annie Baker
    Annie Baker's full-length plays include Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, OBIE Award for Best New American Play), Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), and Nocturama. Her work has also been developed and produced at the Bush Theatre in London, New York Theatre Workshop, MCC, Soho Rep, the Orchard Project, the Ontological-Hysteric, Ars Nova, the Huntington Theatre, South Coast Repertory, the Magic Theater, the Cape Cod Theatre Project and the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Utah and Ucross, Wyoming. Annie is a member of New Dramatists and MCC's Playwrights Coalition, and she is an alumna of Youngblood, Ars Nova's Play Group and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Recent honors include a New York Drama Critics Circle Special Citation, a Lilly Award, a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nomination, a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship and commissions from Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons. MFA, Mac Wellman's playwriting program at Brooklyn College.

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November 11, 2010
You'll Surely Enjoy A Trip To Shirley, VT by Iris Vanger, The Patriot Ledger

November 10, 2010

December 31, 1969
The Shirley, VT Plays Festival by Nancy Grossman, Talkin' Broadway

November 9, 2010
The Aliens by Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

November 4, 2010

November 4, 2010

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010
'The Aliens' From Company One by Jason Rabin, Blast Magazine

October 27, 2010
A Lesson in Humanity by Chantal Mendes,

October 26, 2010
Challenging play spares words but not emotions by Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

October 25, 2010