SynopsisWORLD PREMIERE At a typically charmless nursing home, the resident troublemaker, Woody, is being confronted by a visitor from his past—a past he can barely remember. Playwright Bruce Norris, author of The Infidel and Purple Heart, returns to the Studio with this hilarious, dark comedy about the futility of trying to connect.
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes, including No Intermissions
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Cast & Artists
- Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
- Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
- Directed by: ensemble member Amy Morton
- Sound Design: Ray Nardelli
- Author:ensemble member Bruce Norris
- Costume Design: Mary Ellen Park
- Scenic Design: Todd Rosenthal
Featured Ensemble Members
The Pain and the Itch - Artistic Director Martha Lavey's Preview
Martha Lavey explores the themes and potent relevancy of Bruce Norris' The Pain and the Itch.
Uplifting Isn't His Style: Bruce Norris at Steppenwolf
In all of his plays, Bruce Norris feeds the audience just enough clues about his characters and their circumstances to leave us hungry for more.