Performances begin March 13 at the Lyceum Theatre!
The Realistic JonesesLyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036) Map it $39
Plays like The Realistic Joneses don't usually arrive on Broadway. They usually find their way to excellent off-broadway companies like Soho Rep, Playwright Horizons, and The Signature Theatre. This play is dark, ruthless, and very, very funny. Tracy Letts and Toni Collette are greeted by new neighbors in Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall but everything isn't about bringing over cookies and borrowing a cup of sugar, though the latter is attempted. The characters speak truthfully, losing all pretense of manners. They say what they really mean, and many times that highlights their misery both with themselves and others. It's a strangely affecting play though, causing both emotions of sadness, foreboding at a future, lingering decay that is inevitable, and jesting through awkwardness and misery. While this play is not for everyone, the avid theatergoer is rewarded by the writer's ingenuity and craftsmanship with words. It's a play that polarizes its audience but it's a strong, original play to hit Broadway season that deserves attention.
What do you really know about your neighbors?
This spring, TONI COLLETTE, MICHAEL C. HALL, TRACY LETTS, & MARISA TOMEI invite you to find out!
THE REALISTIC JONESES Written by Will Eno Directed by Sam Gold
Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, Hostages), Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Homeland) and Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Wrestler) star in THE REALISTIC JONESES, the new play about love and life, friends and neighbors.
Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and directed by Sam Gold (Fun Home), it’s an outrageous, inside look at the people who live next door, the truths we think we know and the secrets we never imagined we all might share.