Photos by Mike Tsai

The Realistic Joneses

by Will Eno
Directed by John Rensenhouse
May 24 – June 11, 2017
City Stage at Union Station

Carla Noack
Phil Fiorini
Brian Paulette

& Ashley Pankow

Winner of two Drama Desk Special Awards. Arguably the best work yet from one of America’s wisest, most clever new playwrights of the past decade. In The Realistic Joneses, Will Eno connects two suburban couples who have so much 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 and, ultimately, confront mortality.

“The Realistic Joneses” is “impeccably performed…’Joneses’ diverts us with its rampant humor, only to break our hearts when we recognize the genuine human pain that wit is meant to disguise and deflect.”
– Robert Butler, The Kansas City Star   Read the Full Review Here

The ensemble cast of The Realistic Joneses “paints a picture that is compellingly familiar and yet completely unexpected…The humor is so well woven through the show that it makes it difficult to determine if the audience is laughing at the characters or themselves.”
– Paul Bolton, Broadway World   Read the Full Review Here

“This script is a work of art…The staging of the show is brilliant.”
– Marissa Carter, PerformInk   Read the Full Review Here

“this is one of those plays that keep your attention because you just don’t know what silly, unexpected joy the next line (and delivery) might hold.”
– Victor Wishna, KCMetropolis   Read the Full Review Here

“touching and, at times, quite moving”
– Deborah Hirsch, The Pitch   Read the Full Review Here

Director – John Rensenhouse
Production Stage Manager – Alex Murphy
Scenic, Costume Designer – Zoe Still
Technical Director – Kyle Dyck
Properties Designer – Kevin Siess
Lighting Designer – Shane Rowse
Sound Designer – Jonathan Robertson
Dramaturg – Alyson Germinder
Assistant Stage Manager – Kaley Patterson
Production Intern – Mitchell Ward
Production Intern – Taylor Neill