Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, a play about two couples with a disconcerting amount in common, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei, will begin previews in mid-March. Directed by Sam Gold, an official opening night has been set for April 6 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Rehearsals will begin in February.
In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob (Letts) and Jennifer (Collette) and their new neighbors, John (Hall) and Pony (Tomei), 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.
The Realistic Joneses originally premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, in April 2012, starring Letts, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald and Johanna Day. Eno's play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2005. Another work of his, The Open House, will have its world premiere at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in February.