Lance Baker Back in Famed Thom Pain (based on nothing)
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Simply put: In the 18th century, you could not call a man's horse "fat" and get away with it. Young Lucidus, however, wishes the opposite was true in The Coward. Hounded by his honor-obsessed father, Lucidus is pressured into dueling over the equine slight. Not cut out for such sordid stuff -- he's more into entomology and tea -- the young nobleman hires a common criminal to fight in his place ... only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. A series of duels follows and Lucidus, to his dismay, finds his "fearsome" reputation exceeding his wildest expectations. Though set in the 1790s (sort of), The Coward is a knockout new comedy from Nick Jones (currently a writer for Orange Is the New Black on Netflix). Now Vance Smith directs its Midwest premiere at Theater Wit. Learn More
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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
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.