Thom Pain (based on nothing) [Acting Edition] (Paperback)

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Dramatic Monologue

Full Length



1 man: 1 total

Minimal Set



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.

About the Author


Will Eno's play Thom Pain (based on nothing) won the First Fringe Award with its Edinbugh Festival premiere, and had acclaimed productions in London and New York. His plays have been produced in London at the Gate Theatre, Soho Theatre Company, BBC Radio; in New York by Rude Mechanicals, NY Power Company, Naked Angels.

Praise For…


"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." —NY 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 NY.



"It's hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage…Eno is light, rhythmic and meticulous." —London Daily Telegraph.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780822220763
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 32