TRAGEDY: a tragedy. A comedy. The sun—despite its shining record—has finally set. Reporters descend in a flurry of questions and commentary, while the governor urges calm. It’s a mournful and comic tale of everyday apocalypse, a savage look at all of us in the dark. “Will Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation,” proclaims the New York Times, calling his off-Broadway hit Thom Pain (based on nothing), an “acidly funny meditation on the indelible sorrows of life.” As with his sold-out runs of The Pillowman and The Glass Menagerie, Obie Award-winning director Les Waters mines the humor and heartache of TRAGEDY.
Will Eno penned the smash hit Thom Pain (based on nothing), which played for nearly two years off Broadway and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. “The Brooklyn-based Mr. Eno has won scads of major fellowships,” says the New York Times—from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, Princeton University and other eminent institutions.
Les Waters won an Obie Award for Big Love. The New York Times placed his production of Eurydice among the Top 10 Plays of 2006, and Time Out New York named his off-Broadway Apparition one of the Best 5 Plays of 2005. His recent hits at Berkeley Rep include Eurydice, The Glass Menagerie and The Pillowman.