Theater/Dance/Performance Art

The Aliens

When: Fri., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Tue., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. 2013

There are no big-headed little green men in this production, but there is impact — and not from a space shuttle. Playwright Annie Baker’s The Aliens introduces audiences to three “real” characters, two of which are homeless and occupying a space next to a coffeehouse dumpster. The third is a young worker employed at the local Joe spot. Together, the three strike up a conversation that you might not expect. The two back-alley gentlemen share details from their lives and offer advice to the budding young brewer. Far out, huh? Paperhouse Theatre stages the three-person play — directed by Nicia Carla and starring actors Matt Cosper, Grant Watkins and Michael Julliard — at Blumenthal’s Duke Energy Theater. (Anita Overcash)

Price: Pay what you can on Dec. 3; $20 for all other shows


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