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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When Kay quits her corporate job to teach English at a Chicago public school, visions of changing the world dance in her head. But in Principal Principle, a dark comedy written by former teacher Joe Zarrow, Kay learns that plenty of things are broken -- the copy machine, the spirits of her fellow teachers and the system. Take a peek behind the doors of the teachers' lounge to discover the politics and people who come together to try and make a difference -- any way they can. Learn More
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“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.