THE REALISTIC JONESES
By Will Eno
Directed by Sam Gold
April 20-May 12, 2012
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)
Meet Bob and Jennifer, and their new neighbors John and Sally, two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and the same last name on their mailboxes.
Two electrifying artists team up at Yale Rep for the world premiere of The Realistic Joneses. Dubbed “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation” by The New York Times, playwright Will Eno burst onto the scene in 2005—picking up a Pulitzer Prize nomination along the way—for his play Thom Pain (based on nothing). His recent Middletown was hailed as “totally engrossing” (Associated Press) and “utterly spellbinding!” (Time Out New York). Director Sam Gold’s recent New York premieres of Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, and Tigers Be Still have secured his place as one of the most insightful and sought-after directors of his generation.