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The Pain and the Itch

Mainstage Theater

Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

With a young daughter in serious need of attention and a ravenous creature possibly prowling the upstairs bedrooms, what begins as an average Thanksgiving for one privileged family unravels into an exposé of disastrous choices and less-than-altruistic motives. THE PAIN AND THE ITCH is a scathing satire of the politics of class and race, a controversial, painfully human examination of denial and its consequences.

Mia Barron
Aya Cash
Peter Jay Fernandez
Ada-Marie L. Gutierrez
Jayne Houdyshell
Vivien Kells
Reg Rogers
Christopher Evan Welch

Scenic Designer: Dan Ostling
Costume Designer: Jennifer Von Mayrhauser
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Sound Designer: Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen
Production Stage Manager: Susie Cordon

Photos of (1) Ada-Marie L. Gutierrez, Christopher Evan Welch, Mia Barron, and Jayne Houdyshell; (2) Aya Cash and Reg Rogers; (3) Ada-Marie L. Gutierrez and Jayne Houdyshell; and (4) Peter Jay Fernandez, Christopher Evan Welch, and Mia Barron by Joan Marcus.


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