The Realistic Joneses (Paperback)

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Full-length Play

2m, 2f

In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbours, 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. This contemporary comedy explores how our joys and sorrows - and how we choose to face them - can come to define our lives. 

Praise For…

‘Life’s terrors make for a teasingly funny yet poignant 90 minutes in The Realistic Joneses, the Broadway opening with which the Brooklyn-based playwright Will Eno hits the big time.’ The Telegraph

'Will Eno has his audience eating out of his hand, feeding theatergoers refreshingly tasty dialogue throughout the first scene.’ New Haven Register

‘Mr. Eno’s voice…teases out the poetry in the pedestrian and finds glinting humor in the static that infuses our faltering efforts to communicate, [his voice] is as distinctive as any American playwright’s today.’ New York Times

‘Like Samuel Beckett, Will Eno uses the structure of language itself to tell a story.’ Theater Mania

‘Using the intriguingly offbeat dialogue that is his hallmark - full of non sequiturs and blunt but often contradictory remarks that both evoke natural speech and lend a slightly surreal quality - Eno draws his four characters to each other in ways that…movingly emphasize the ultimate commonality of the human condition.’ USA Today

‘Stuffed with droll wordplay and wry comic observations that hit the mark.’ The Hollywood Reporter
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783191178
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2014
Pages: 82