Tony winner Tracy Letts and Parker Posey will star in the world premiere of The Realistic Joneses by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Will Eno at the Yale Repertory Theater. Directed by Sam Gold, the production runs April 20 through May 12, with opening night set for April 26. In addition to Letts and Posey, whom has been eyeing the role since 2010, the play will also star Johanna Day and Glenn Fitzgerald.
The Realistic Joneses tells the story of Bob (Letts) and Jennifer (Day), and their new neighbors John (Fitzgerald) and Pony (Posey), two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and the same last name on their mailboxes.
Letts was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2008 for August: Osage Count. His other plays include Bug, Superior Donuts and Killer Joe. As an actor he has appeared in Middletown by Will Eno, the Broadway-bound Steppenwolf revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American Buffalo and The Pillowman.
Posey’s stage credits include Hurlyburly, Fifth of July and Four Dogs and a Bone. Her many film credits include A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Dazed and Confused, The House of Yes, Broken English, Superman Returns and Clockwatchers.
Day’s Broadway credits include Lombardi, August: Osage County, and Proof. Her film and television credits include Unbreakable, The Eternal Pedicure, Fringe, Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury and Judging Amy.
Fitzgerald has been seen off-Broadway in This, Lobby Hero and Hedda Gabler. His numerous film credits include Flirting with Disaster, The Ice Storm, A Price Above Rubies, The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester, Manny & Lo, Series 7, The Believer, Tully and 40 Days and 40 Nights.
The Realistic Joneses features sets and costumes by David Zinn, lighting by Mark Barton, sound by Ken Goodwin, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko and Anne Seiwerath, and stage management by Jenna Woods.