‘Whimsical’ is a word that seems best suited for fairy tales— with the promise of beautiful, fanciful lands, far from the harsh truth of every day life. But, sometimes ‘whimsical’ promises a different tone, and the whirling winds of confusing narratives, complicated truths and desperate riddles are reflective of internal struggles. Experience the confusing reality of a desperate man on the quest for salvation during a one-time, special performance of the one-man show, Thomas Pain (based on nothing), a 2004 monologue written by Will Eno. To be performed by Jeffrey Albright and directed by Paul Causman. “Who is Thom Pain? He’s just like you, except worse,” teases the Actors Collaborative Toledo. 8pm, Saturday, May 23. $10, includes one house drink.