Steppenwolf Theatre Presents Dark Comedy The Pain and the Itch
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The last date listed for The Pain and the Itch was Sunday August 28, 2005 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $44.00 - $82.00
- Our Price:
- $17.60 - $50.00
Coming off successful runs in London and Off-Broadway, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson's The Night Alive arrives at Steppenwolf to tell the compelling story of Tommy, a down-on-his-luck Irish bloke who does a good deed that will likely not go unpunished. A slovenly sort who's taken up residence in his uncle's Dublin house, Tommy and his best friend Doc keep busy plotting get-rich-quick schemes, until one night, Tommy rescues a young woman from a violent attack, who he then takes in and begins to care for. Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper are the featured ensemble members, and Irish playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) is an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who's famed for his poetic dialogue and richly textured storytelling. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“A smashing new satire! Massively entertaining!” —Time Out Chicago
“A writer who is actually saying something…the play feels very much of the moment. Excellent.” —Chicago Tribune
“Not for the faint of heart… The direction by Shapiro is flawless…her ensemble delivers A+ performances we have come to expect from Steppenwolf.” —Daily Herald
Something’s been gnawing at the avocados in Clay and Kelly’s kitchen. This upper middle class American couple will go to any lengths to protect their children from whatever creature has invaded their domestic bliss, but the sense of invasion will not stop. This darkly funny, bitingly insightful comedy exposes one family’s dysfunction and darkest secrets during a particularly interesting Thanksgiving.
Contains adult language and content.
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
Featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts and Mariann Mayberry with Lillian Almaguer, Kate Arrington, Darragh Quinn Dolan, Jayne Houdyshell, James Vincent Meredith and Zak Orth