Monday, October 10, 2011

Tucson: Etcetera presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Live Theatre Workshop


From: Christopher Johnson []
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 3:59 PM
Subject: Etcetera presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Live Theatre Workshop


Contact: Christopher Johnson

Artistic Director of Etcetera,

the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop

(520) 425-4163 |


Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, proudly presents



by Will Eno

ARIZONA PREMIERE | 2005 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Directed by Leslie J. Miller

Featuring Christopher Johnson

Live musical pre-show by Lucille Petty

October 28-November 12, 2011

Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 PM

All tickets are $10 at the Box Office

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242

Approx. running time: 60 minutes with no intermission

For more information go to

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712

Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft

Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.



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.


“Astonishing in its impact…It's one of those treasured nights in the theatre—treasured nights anywhere, for that matter—that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and, depending on your sensitivity to meditations on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of human experience, in a puddle of tears. Also in stitches, here and there. Mr. Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation…To sum up the more or less indescribable: THOM PAIN is at bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life's worth…a small masterpiece.”

-The New York Times


“Eno has emerged as one of the most original young playwrights on the scene. He is one of the few writers who can convert discomfort and outright agony into such pleasure.”

-Time Out New York


“It's hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage…Eno is light, rhythmic and meticulous.”

-London Daily Telegraph


Will Eno’s internationally heralded play THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) recently completed a year-long run at the DR2 in New York, produced by Bob Boyett and Daryl Roth; following a sold out run at the August 2004 International Edinburgh Festival (Fringe First Award and the Herald Angel Award), and a subsequent transfer to the Soho Theatre in London. The play is now being produced across the United States, as well as Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Mexico and many other countries. THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Will’s play THE FLU SEASON received the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for the best debut production in New York by an American playwright. Will’s plays have been produced by the Gate Theatre, the SOHO Theatre and BBC Radio, in London; the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company and Naked Angels, in New York. His plays are published by Oberon Books and Dramatists Play Service, and, as well, have appeared in “Harper’s,” “The Antioch Review,” “The Quarterly” and “Best Ten-Minute Plays for Two Actors.” Will is presently at work on an adaptation of Ibsen’s PEER GYNT. He is a Helen Merrill Playwriting Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, and was awarded the first-ever Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship by the Theater Hall of Fame, as well as the Alfred Hodder Fellowship at Princeton. Will Eno lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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