Thom Pain (based on nothing)
Actors Collaborative Toledo (ACT) is proud to present "Thom Pain (based on nothing)" by Will Eno
Who is Thom Pain? He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row.
Directed by Paul Causman and featuring Jeffrey J. Albright as Thom Pain.
"Astonishing in its impact's one of those treasured nights in the theatre treasured nights anywhere, for that matter that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and, depending on your sensitivity to meditations on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of human experience, in a puddle of tears. Also in stitches, here and there. Mr. Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation. To sum up the more or less indescribable: THOM PAIN is at bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life's worth a small masterpiece." NY Times. "Eno has emerged as one of the most original young playwrights on the scene. He is one of the few writers who can convert discomfort and outright agony into such pleasure." Time Out NY. "It's hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage. Eno is light, rhythmic and meticulous." London Daily Telegraph.
The Moxie (View)
1205 Adams St
Toledo, OH 43604
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|