Álvaro is certain that an episode of The X-Files he saw while growing up in Puerto Rico has been mysteriously altered since its broadcast, but no one believes him. A darkly compelling tale about the dread of having no one to trust — and how families, and nations, keep circling the places that haunt them.

Reviews of Recent Alien Abductions

“A play that examines the many meanings of ‘alien’.”
The New York Times

“Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’s heartbroken thriller Recent Alien Abductions weaves a delicate spider’s web.”
Time Out

“The cast is unfailingly strong. A striking work.”
Lighting and Sound America

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Photos: Julieta Cervantes

New York Premiere
FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 24, 2019

Written & Directed by
Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

Daniel Duque-Estrada
Vivia Font
Yetta Gottesman
Mia Katigbak
Ronete Levenson
Rafael Sardina

Set Design:
Adam Rigg
Costume Design:
Fabian Fidel Aguilar
Lighting Design:
Amith Chandrashaker
Sound & Original Composition:
Mikaal Sulaiman


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(Between Broadway and Church St.)
New York, NY 10013

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Toshiki Okada


Poster photography: Signal (1999) by Ignacio González-Lang