Thursday, October 11, 2007
Firestarter Productions presents Thom Pain (based on nothing) for one night only on October 12
Audience can enjoy drinks, music and food during the evening at the 1st Annual FireStarter Fundraiser.
The 1st Annual FireStarter Fundraiser will be taking place on October 12, and the play, Thom Pain (based on nothing) will serve as the centerpiece for the whole evening. FireStarter Productions is continuing its 2007 season with this one-night-only performance of Will Eno’s acclaimed play.
Thom Pain (based on nothing) examines the nature of childhood, love, disappointment, loss, and the role fear plays in these, and all, parts of our lives. It is a play rich with humor and catharsis for the myriad experiences that befall each of us. Above all, Eno creates a darkly clever event that sheds light on the pain of life while also ultimately celebrating it. The play was named one of the “Top Ten Productions of the Year” by the New York Times, a 2005 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and awarded the First Fringe Award at the famed Edinburgh Festival. The New York Times hailed author Eno as “the Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation”.
Associate Artist Brandon Potter, who recently made his area debut in FireStarter’s Sonnets for an Old Century, will take on the role of Thom Pain before moving to New York City this winter. Austin-based Associate Artist Corey Atkins will direct, prior to heading west to assistant direct at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
The audience can enjoy drinks, music and food during the evening by showing up at 7:00 p.m. For reservations, call 817-451-5971.
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