The Pain and the Itch (2011)

By Bruce Norris
Directed by Lee Abraham

Lab Theatre
April 27, 28, 29, 30 at 8:00 p.m.
May 1 at 2:00 p.m.

With a young daughter in serious need of attention and a ravenous creature possibly prowling the upstairs bedrooms, an average Thanksgiving for one privileged family unravels into an expose of lies, disastrous choices, and selfish motives, which ultimately leads to a disaster that befalls an immigrant African taxi driver. 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.