The University of Texas at Austin

The Pain and the Itch (2011)

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.