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Burbage Theatre Co | 59 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket RI 02860 | (401) 484-0355 | info@burbagetheatre.org

©2019 by Burbage Theatre Company

January 18 - February 24

EVENT DATES:

 

Friday, January 18 at 8pm  

Preview Performance

Saturday, January 19 at 8pm

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance 

Sunday, January 20 at 2pm

PRESS Preview Performance 

Sunday, January 20 at 7pm

 

Friday, January 25 at 8pm

Saturday, February 2 at 8pm

Sunday, February 3 at 7pm

Friday, February 8 at 8pm

Saturday, February 9 at 8pm

Sunday, February 10 at 7pm

Thursday, February 14 at 8pm

 

Thursday, February 21 at 8pm

Friday, February 22 at 8pm

Sunday, February 24 at 2pm 

 

TICKETS
 

(PREVIEW PERFORMANCES $15)
GENERAL ADMISSION $25
STUDENTS $15

Contact: info@burbagetheatre.org 


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Members of the PRESS are invited to our 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance as well  as our Sunday Preview Matinee.

 

To reserve to complimentary Press Seats contact Jeff Church, Artistic Director, at

jeff.church.jr@gmail.com.

ABOUT THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

 

He's 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.”

- New York Times

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Rhode Island Premiere

THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

[Finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize]

by Will Eno 

directed by Vince Petronio

CAST

Thom Pain, Jeff Church*


 

PRODUCTION CREW

Stage Management, Morgan Clark

Set Design, Andrew Iacovelli

Lighting Design/Props Design, Jessica Winward

Costume Coordination, Morgan Clark/Liz Hallenbeck

Production Assistant, Liz Hallenbeck

*denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

Photos

Photos by Gabrielle McCauley

 

Press/Reviews

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL - Jeff Church gives appealing performance in Burbage’s ‘Thom Pain'

 

January 23, 2019

There’s no shortage of titters and chuckles in the 70-minute monologue “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing),” but it’s far from being a comedy; in fact, it’s quasi-tragic.. 

MOTIF RI - THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) AT BURBAGE: EX NIHILO NIHIL FIT

 

January 20, 2019

It is difficult to summarize or even explain what Thom Pain (based on nothing) is about: a one-man monologue with surreal references to everything from Shakespeare... 

 

 

 

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK  -THOM PAIN (based on nothing)

 

February 4, 2019

Will Eno's "Thom Pain (based on nothing)" is not a conventional play, but a stream of consciousness monologue delivered by the title character over the course of 65 minutes.

WARWICK BEACON - Church is brilliant as quirky 'Thom Pain'

 

January 24, 2019

Burbage Theatre’s artistic director, Jeff Church, takes center stage as Thom Pain, Will Eno’s one-man, one-act, free-flowing, absurd play about a man searching for meaning in his life.

 

 

 

BWW Review: THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at THE BURBAGE THEATRE--O MY!

 

January 27, 2019

I saw THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Will Eno at the Burbage Theatre in Pawtucket last Friday night and have been thinking about it ever since. t's a monologue that runs for a little over an hour...

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES - 'Thom Pain' strikes in unusual ways

 

January 24, 2019

"Well, that was thought provoking," one patron opined after seeing Burbage Theatre's production of "Thom Pain (based on nothing).  Or head scratching...

 

THEATRE MIRROR  -THOM PAIN 

 

January 20, 2019

Burbage Theatre’s first show of 2019 is “Thom Pain” (based on nothing) which is a one man show. The play was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama...