"Thom Pain (based on nothing)" (Theater Wit): Transfixes with Pain

"Thom Pain (based on nothing)" (Theater Wit): Transfixes with Pain

Theater Wit remounts THOM PAIN (based on nothing).

Lance Baker (Thom Pain) reprises the role that won him a 2007 Jeff Award for Best Solo Performance.  Fast forward six years and it seems like Baker has been frozen in time and recently thawed out.  He is this enlightened, yet ordinary, pessimist.  Baker starts the show speaking from a dark stage.  He warns the audience not to laugh at his hideousness.  The lights come up, and we see Baker looking dapper in his suit.  Hideous? This initial realization that Baker shares connects us to the pain of Pain.  His perception of reality is dark. For the next hour, we will be transfixed in Pain.

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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