The Pain and the Itch

The Pain and the Itch

by Bruce Norris

October 14 – October 30, 2011

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theatre –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

When a mysterious intruder disrupts Thanksgiving dinner, the gloves come off and an already nervous situation takes a turbulent turn for the worse. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris’ wicked comedy of desire, deceit, and family values is guaranteed to get under your skin.


“Serving up tricky material with such an abundance of craft and care–including a veritable buffet of vivid, nuanced acting[Third Rail] reinforced their position as the city’s most consistently excellent theater company.” –The Oregonian

“Third Rail is known for its dark comedies, and The Pain and the Itch qualifies, though “comedy” may be stretching it in the end. The company is also known for its fine acting company, and this show is definitely no exception.” –OPB

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by


Mr. Hadid







Stage Manager

Dialect Coach

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association