Amphibian Stage to Present THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) Staged Reading, 9/22-23

Amphibian Stage Productions presents the Second Staged reading in its 2013 Season, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, next week at the company's home on South Main Street. Cameron Cobb will star in this one-man show, with performances on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. and Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

DFW-based actor Cameron Cobb has worked extensively in the North Texas area with such companies as Dallas Theater Center, Kitchen Dog Theater, and Undermain, and he makes his Amphibian Stage Productions debut in this staged reading. Director Corey Atkins currently serves as Artistic Associate-Engagement at Cleveland Play House and holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin. This will be his first time directing with Amphibian Stage Productions.

Dubbed "standup existentialism" by The New York Times, Thom Pain (based on nothing) is a one-man show, or an every-man show, something we can all relate to. He is trying to save his life and to save your life-in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row.

"It's one of those treasured nights in the theater - treasured nights anywhere, for that matter - that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and, depending on your sensitivity to meditations on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of human experience, in a puddle of tears. Also in stitches, here and there." - The New York Times

Thom Pain (based on nothing) will be presented as a staged reading on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. and Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at Amphibian Stage Productions. Adult tickets are $15, senior tickets are $10, and student tickets are $5. To get more information and purchase tickets, call 817-923-3012, email, or visit Amphibian Stage Productions is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its fourteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company's visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

Amphibian is generously funded by Alcon Foundation, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Bates Container, BBVA Compass, Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Pangburn Foundation, Pier 1 imports, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo Bank, William E. Scott Foundation, and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian's devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.

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