WHEN: September 9th – 25th || Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm || Sundays 2pm
WHERE: The Playhouse in San Anselmo – 27 Kensington Rd. San Anselmo. (Entrance to theater & parking is on Waverly Road)
WHAT: In The Realistic Joneses, audiences meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, 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.
Boasting the playwright’s quintessential existential quirkiness, this comedy finds poetry in the banal while humorously exploring our ever-floundering efforts at communication. Listed as one of New York Times’ Best Plays of 2012, The Realistic Joneses received its Broadway premiere in spring 2014, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei, and opened to rave reviews.
The Realistic Joneses is produced by longtime Mill Valley fixture Joey Hoeber (JoLee Productions) and Denise Tyrrell (Too Soon Old Productions.) It is written by Will Eno, the author of Thom Pain (based on nothing), which ran for a year Off-Broadway and was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Other works include Middletown, The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy, Intermission, and Gnit, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. His many awards include the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award, the Horton Foote Prize, and the first-ever Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship by the Theater Hall of Fame.
“Mr. Eno’s voice, which teases out the poetry in the pedestrian and finds glinting humor in the static that infuses our faltering efforts to communicate, is as distinctive as any American playwright’s today.”— The New York Times
“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