The Aliens

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH
College Theatre

By: Annie Baker

April 4 - April 14, 2024

Show Description:

In THE ALIENS, we meet two young men behind a coffee shop who talk music and Bukowski until a lonely high school student arrives and they decide to teach him everything they know. The story is a seemingly quiet study rooted in alienation, and a powerful observation of a lost generation. The play is set in Vermont, as are three of Baker's other plays, Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Nocturama. THE ALIENS premiered Off-Broadway in 2010 and won the Obie Award for Best New American Play, with Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation. 

Staff and Cast

Director: Toby Vera Bercovici

Evan - Quinn Quilty Montgomery
Jasper - Nicholas Taylor Hassan
KJ - Jackson Coughlin


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


$5 - $20

(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Audience members may choose whether to wear a mask at Playhouse Square, although there may be exceptions required by certain artists or productions. Guests who are unvaccinated are asked to wear a mask. We ask that all audience members be respectful of one another's choices. Guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 14 days must stay home.

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Playhouse Square has the latest HVAC technology, including air handlers equipped with MERV 13 rated filters, which are known to trap COVID-19 particles. As an additional measure, GPS brand bi-polar ionization, which is known to reduce risk from COVID-19, has been installed in our HVAC system. The theaters will be prepared by running portable HEPA filter units for three hours prior to each performance.

All engagements will be ticketed up to full capacity.

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We have hand sanitizer available in the theaters and encourage guests to wash their hands frequently.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories listed for this production.


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