Lance Baker Back in Famed Thom Pain (based on nothing)
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The last date listed for Thom Pain (based on nothing) was Saturday July 27, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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The head of a university in a small town, Dean Wreen's going through a rough patch in life. Midlife's coming toward her at top speed, her school is in dire financial trouble (so she wants to close the school's natural history museum), her ex has returned to live with her (much to the chagrin of her much younger current girlfriend) and she's about to have some other giant, prehistoric problems to contend with in the academic sex comedy Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. Hailed by The New York Times as "smart, clever ... lively and literate," Mammoths was written by award-winning playwright Madeleine George (The Zero Hour, Precious Little). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "Beautiful, clever and darkly comic. Gives a feverish brilliance to the ordinary." --Hedy Weiss, <em>Chicago Sun-Times </em>
- "Resonant and captivating ..." --Novid Parsi, <em>Time Out Chicago</em> (4 stars)
- "Baker's intelligence, sensitivity and command of language suit Eno perfectly." --Brian Nemtusak, <em>Chicago Reader</em>
- "Deeply sad and richly funny." --Jonathan Arbabanel, <em>Windy City Times</em>
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.