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The Pain and the Itch (Off-Broadway) Story

Hot on the heels of its 2005 world premiere production in Chicago, The Pain and the Itch by Bruce Norris opens the 2006-2007 season at Playwrights Horizons. Described as a scathing satire of the politics of class and race, the play charts how an average Thanksgiving for one privileged family unravels into an expose of disastrous choices and less-than-altruistic motives. The cast includes Tony Award nominees Jayne Houdyshell and Reg Rogers. After a prolific acting career Bruce Norris is making his New York debut as a playwright with The Pain and the Itch. Many of his works were commissioned and produced by Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Variety called Steppenwolf's mounting of The Pain and the Itch "a shocker." See for yourself!
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