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LA Stage Company brings the ‘Pain’

After launching “Fully Committed” and “Ann,” the Los Altos Stage Company has announced its final one-actor production in a three-show virtual miniseries – “Thom Pain (based on nothing).”


Slated to be livestreamed this weekend and next, the play starts as a reflection on life, childhood, yearning, disappointment and loss, and ends with a distraught Thom’s final push for empathy and enlightenment.

Written by Will Eno, “Pain” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Veteran actor Michael Champlin, who plays the title role, has appeared in productions of “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Admissions” and “Laughter on the 23rd floor,” and has acted and directed throughout the Bay Area for more than a decade.

LASC executive director Gary Landis will direct, and the show will feature a fully designed production and six camera angles.

Performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

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