The Realistic Joneses
A dramatic comedy by Will Eno
Directed by Argo Thompson
March 2 - 25, 2018
A funny and moving story about the joy of humans sharing time and space, battling the darkness with a joke or silence.
THE STORY: Meet the Joneses and their new neighbors, the Joneses, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
Bob Jones: Chris Schloemp
Jennifer Jones: Melissa Claire
John Jones: Chris Ginesi
Pony Jones: Paige Picard
- Director: Argo Thompson
- Lighting Designer: April George
- Costume Designer: Sandra Ish
- Sound Designer: Joe Winkler
- Stage Manager: TBD
Playwright Will Eno discusses The Realistic Joneses:
Nominee! 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award and Nominee! 2014 Drama League Award
"Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really."
— The New York Times
"Mr. Eno’s voice may be the most singular of his generation, but it’s humane, literate and slyly hilarious. He makes the most mundane language caper and dance, revealing how absurd attempts at communication can be. He also burrows into the heart of his characters to reveal the core of their humanity: the fear and loneliness and unspoken love that mostly remains hidden beneath the surface as we plug away at life, come what may...For all the sadness woven into its fabric, The Realistic Joneses brought me a pleasurable rush virtually unmatched by anything I’ve seen this season."
— The New York Times
"Eno’s dialogue is a marvel of compression and tonal control, trivial chitchat flipping into cosmic profundity with striking ease [...] there’s much to savor: the dry but meaningful banter, the joy of humans sharing time and space, battling the darkness with a joke or silence. Life in Enoland isn’t what you’d call realistic — it’s more real than that."
- Time Out New York
"[...] each line is sharply refined with dry wit and packed with underlying meaning. The characters are written with impressive realism [...]"
— The Oregonian
"Will Eno has written a play of such extraordinary wit and insight, so carefully constructed, it resonates for days. Lines of dialogue peal through your thoughts like distant bells."
— Edge Media