About The Realistic Joneses
A starry, award-winning cast has come together on Broadway for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno’s newest play The Realistic Joneses.
Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones. They lead a quiet life in a small mountain town. And things are pretty ordinary until the arrival of new next-door neighbors John and Pony, whose last name also happens to be Jones. But soon, it becomes clear that these two couples have more in common than their shared surname. As their lives become entangled, surprises, fantasies and, yes, realities, all come to a head in the most unanticipated ways.
The stellar cast is comprised of Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense), Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, In the Bedroom). Directing is Sam Gold, who helmed the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a pleasurable rush unmatched by anything this season,” The Realistic Joneses is playwright Will Eno’s Broadway debut. His acclaimed Off-Broadway plays include Middletown and Thom Pain (based on nothing).
Funny and fast-paced, unexpected and outrageous, The Realistic Joneses is the kind of play that lets you know you’re in the presence of an original new voice in the American theater.
One hour and 30 minutes (no intermission)
Did you know?
Playwright Will Eno is known for his stylized and unusual use of language, much like Edward Albee. Characters will blurt things out, stop mid-sentence, and the conversation often veers into unforeseen directions, to funny and moving effect.
Director Sam Gold not only directed the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama (The Flick), he also helmed Fun Home, a new musical that was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer.
Theater fans who love work that pushes boundaries and who will delight in seeing a first-rate cast of stars live on stage.
Good for kids?
There are adult themes and strong language, so the show is recommended for mature audiences and may be inappropriate for kids 12 and under. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theatre.
Lyceum Theatre Location Information:
149 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
N, Q, R to 42nd St.; 1, 2, 3 to 42nd St.; B, D, F to 42nd St.