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BroadwayHD to Stream Rainn Wilson in Solo Performance of Will Eno's Thom Pain

Oliver Butler and Will Eno direct a film adaptation of the Geffen Playhouse production.

Rainn Wilson stars in Will Eno's Thom Pain.
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BroadwayHD has announced that Thom Pain, the Geffen Playhouse's filmed adaptation of its stage production of Will Eno's play Thom Pain (based on nothing), will be available on BroadwayHD beginning January 11, 2018. The Geffen Playhouse stage production was directed by Oliver Butler. Eno and Butler codirected the film adaptation, which was produced by the Geffen Playhouse.

Starring Rainn Wilson (The Office), Thom Pain (based on nothing) concerns the life of a tragic and hilarious character named Thom, who has been described as, "just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, 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."

The play was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and has been translated into more than 15 languages, with more than 100 productions mounted worldwide. Thom Pain, the film, will play the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival today and will also screen as part of the Dallas VideoFest.