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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Website

https://www.theaterwit.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“Beautiful, clever and darkly comic. Gives a feverish brilliance to the ordinary.” —Hedy Weiss, _Chicago Sun-Times _
“Resonant and captivating …” —Novid Parsi, Time Out Chicago (4 stars)
“Baker’s intelligence, sensitivity and command of language suit Eno perfectly.” —Brian Nemtusak, Chicago Reader
“Deeply sad and richly funny.” —Jonathan Arbabanel, Windy City Times

Description

Thom Pain has come to a certain point in his life. But haven’t we all?

A celebration of the extraordinary wonder of being utterly ordinary, Thom Pain examines a history of lost love and innocence and retained dictionaries and letters. They may even be his own. This is the breakout play by Will Eno (Middletown, The Realistic Joneses) who the New York Times described as “Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.”

Layered on top of this seemingly traditional one-man show is a wry and cutting twisting of perspective; it challenges every aspect of the play, even as we experience it. Bouncing between heart-wrenching confession and ironic detachment, all the while reflecting on the script’s own self-examination and subverting the audience’s every expectation. The experience is intimate, mind-bending and brutally funny.

The show runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.

About the Ticket Supplier: Theater Wit

As a production company, Theater Wit's is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice. As an institution, Theater Wit seeks to be the hub of the Chicago neighborhood theater scene. In our three spaces, we bring together Chicago's best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of excellent productions, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.