Here’s an upcoming show that we’re looking forward to checking out. From the Blackout creator Josh Randall comes the first production from his new Ghost Manor Productions immersive company. Thom Pain immersive show.
A 12-person audience. A one-man show. A Pulitzer Prize finalist play reimagined for an immersive audience. This is THOM PAIN (based on Nothing). Tickets are $25-35 depending on the night and can be bought at www.thompainla.com. More information can be found at that link or in the press release below.
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) RECEIVES IMMERSIVE SITE-SPECIFIC REVIVAL STAGED IN THE PERFORMER’S LOS ANGELES HOME
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT RUNS MARCH 10-27, 2022 IN SOUTH LA
Produced by the LA-based Ghost Manor Productions
All information and tickets at www.ThomPainLA.com
LOS ANGELES, CA
Marking its public debut, Ghost Manor Productions announces a groundbreaking reimagining of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno. This immersive limited-run is housed in a custom-built theater in the performer’s South Central Los Angeles home. With only twelve audience members per show, this intimate revival breathes new life into the script’s classic tale of loss, love, and finding peace in the midst of it all. Thom Pain runs select Thursday-Sundays between March 10th and 27th. All information can be found at the show’s website: www.ThomPainLA.comThom Pain immersive show.Thom Pain immersive show.
THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by Will Eno is a one-man show whose title character passionately dissects his life’s lost moments and missed connections during a particularly restless night. Performed with earnest intimacy, this site-specific production of the 2005 Pulitzer finalist takes on devastating new relevance in the skewed reality of our pandemic world. Ghost Manor’s staging strips away all the usual trappings and distance of theater, literally bringing the audience face-to-face with Thom’s signature humor, rambling charm, and constant ache to connect.
The DAILY TELEGRAPH wrote “It’s hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage.” While Charles Isherwood of the NEW YORK TIMES commented “Astonishing in its impact…one of the treasured nights in the theater that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and…in a puddle of tears.”
One of the most promising developments of live theater over the last decade is the meteoric rise of immersive and site-specific productions. With audiences exhausted by digital overload, the experience economy has boomed as we search for new ways to engage with stories. At the forefront of this evolution has been LA-based creator Josh Randall, whose critically acclaimed psychological horror series BLACKOUT premiered in 2009 for an unprecedented 10 year multi-city run. He has since crafted over 20 immersive shows for film studios, including experiences for The Purge (2013), Castle Rock (2018), and The Invisible Man (2019). Now, Ghost Manor’s THOM PAIN combines Will Eno’s award-winning text with Josh’s undismissable directorial vision, offering a new experience which is both emotionally powerful and frighteningly relevant.
Ghost Manor Productions (GMP) is a new production company whose goal is to create experiences that transcend the traditional in service of the extraordinary. Founded by Los Angeles-based creative Josh Randall, GMP is a full service agency with over 20 years of experience in the live event field having created, directed, and produced multi-platform experiences for the New York Times, HULU, Universal, Blumhouse, Focus Features, the DJ Skrillex, the band Queens of the Stone Age, and Stephen King. Josh is best known as the creator of the boundary-pushing BLACKOUT Haunted House (2009-2019). He has received two Drama Desk nominations and is currently the Creative Producer for the world’s first micro-amusement park, TWO BIT CIRCUS.COVID Information – Audience and performer safety is our top priority. All audience members must be fully masked and vaccinated to attend the show. Vaccination records will be checked at the door and the mask policy enforced at all times during the performance. The performer has been double vaccinated with a booster and will be undergoing DAILY tests to ensure a negative result within 24 hours of every single performance. Please note: the performer will not be masked during the performance but will maintain standard social-distancing standards. In the event of a positive test result, all audience members will be notified approximately 24-hours in advance, fully refunded, and offered the opportunity to reschedule to a later date.
WHAT: Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno.
SUMMARY: Staged in the performer’s actual home, Ghost Manor’s reimagined ‘Thom Pain’ is a one-man show whose title character passionately dissects his life’s lost moments and missed connections during a particularly restless night.
WHEN: March 10-27, 2022 (with Previews running March 4-6), Select Thursday through Sundays with shows starting at 7:30p weeknights, and 6:30p or 8p on Sundays
WHERE: South Garage Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 90062 (South Central private residence to be revealed after ticket purchase)
HOW: Tickets available through show’s website: www.ThomPainLA.comTickets range from $25-35 depending on date/time
PRESS: For reviews, interviews, questions, etc please contact Josh Randall at (646)391-6938 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Press are invited starting with our Previews running March 4-6, 2022
Erik Blair has been writing and directing narrative experiences for audiences for over 30 years. He has written, directed and performed in over 150 productions all over the United States. He develops immersive/interactive projects that focus on psychological horror and have a strong LARP influence in their design. He is one of the co-founders of They Played Productions, an immersive and live theatrical production company based in Los Angeles, California.
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