Third Rail Rep makes theater audiences uncomfortable with 'The Pain and the Itch'
...Norris and Third Rail offer up a heck of a night at the theater, the kind of evening that gets under your skin, makes you a little uncomfortable. - OregonLive.com
The Pain and the Itch
These mysteries are unraveled with great craft--while the secrets revealed are sometimes juicy, sometimes shocking, they always feel in-keeping with the characters and the information that’s already been revealed. - That Play F*&^ing Sucked Blog
Third Rail Repertory’s Thanksgiving play challenges lip-service liberals to become better listeners.
You can’t have perspective, unless you are perceptive—and if you cram your head too far up the free-range turkey that is your own bourgeois comfort zone, then no matter how well-intentioned your politics are, you’ll never grow as a person. - Portland Monthly
Third Rail Takes Aim at their Audience with The Pain and the Itch.
Third Rail's new home at the Winningstad offers them far more flexibility than their old digs at the World Trade Center, and they take full advantage of a more intimate and versatile space with an intricate, multi-tiered set: a superficially beautiful home, with something festering inside. - Portland Mercury
Christ, what a family of assholes!
Third Rail’s production shows the company’s usual efficiency and polish, handling the show’s many temporal changes and myriad props with aplomb, even as the script’s negativity grates. - Willamette Week
Third Rail Rep dishes up a feast of laughter and tension
Serving up tricky material with such an abundance of craft and care -- including a veritable buffet of vivid, nuanced acting -- they’ve reinforced their position as the city’s most consistently excellent theater company. - The Oregonian
Weekend Wrap: Vertigo, Pain & Animals
The company is also known for its fine acting company, and this show is definitely no exception. - OPB Arts & Life