Thom Pain heading to Sydney for one week only

Sydney Independent Theatre Company (SITCO) presents for one week only the Pulitzer Prize nominated play Thom Pain (based on nothing), by Will Eno.

The play will run at the Old Fitzroy Theatre from 5 – 10 May, starring David Jeffrey and directed by Julie Baz.

David Jeffrey.  Photo by Katy Green Loughrey.
David Jeffrey. Photo by Katy Green Loughrey.

Thom Pain is just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life ‐ in that order. In his quest for salvation, he’ll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row.

Basically, Thom Pain (based on nothing) charts one man’s anguished journey from shattered childhood dreams to the tenuous optimism of adulthood, told in dangerous intimacy by a voice loaded with wry humour and deceptive charm.

Eno’s play The Realistic Joneses opened this week on Broadway to rave reviews, and features among its cast Australian actress Toni Collette. Will Eno is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Helen Merrill Playwriting
Fellow and a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

Thom Pain will play from 5 – 10 May 2014 at 8pm.
Tickets:   $32 full / $26 concession / $21 preview / $39 / $33 / $28 meal and show
Info and bookings  www.sitco.net.au.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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