Since we know so little about Will Eno's The Open House, it's a relief to know something: the cast! Carolyn McCormick, Law & Order ’s Dr. Olivet, and Ragtime’s original Tony-nominated Tateh, Peter Friedman will headline the enigmatic new play at The Pershing Square Signature Center, joined by Hannah Bos (Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), Michael Countryman (Wit, Dancing at Lughnasa) and Danny McCarthy (Grace, Killing Kennedy). Who or what they play is anyone's guess at this point.
So what's it about? You try to figure it out from the show's official description: "Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, 'Can things really change?' People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop." Directed by Oliver Butler, the play will run from February 11 through March 23, with opening night set for March 3.
Guggenheim fellow and all-around smartie Eno also just set an opening night date for the Broadway premiere of his other new play, The Realistic Joneses, starring Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts.