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Will Eno

Stand and Deliver

George Heymont | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

It starts with the writing. Once a playwright has an idea, there are lots of details to be worked out. Backstories for characters, plot points, import...

Chamber Works: When Less Is More

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Back when I was a small and extremely impressionable child, my father used to tell me bedtime stories about a little boy named Pinky, who was as small...

Realistic Joneses at ACT: Beneath a Quirky Comedy, Deep Fears of Mortality

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.19.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Words don't come easily to the four personalities who populate Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses. And when they do come, very often those words communicate the failure of communication itself.

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

The Realistic Joneses: There Go the Neighbors

Danny Groner | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Even the less strange characters get on your nerves by the end. It's difficult to see through all of the muck that makes up these people's lives, particularly when trying to have compassion for Bob, played by Letts, who is suffering from a degenerative nerve disease.

'The Realistic Joneses': Welcome to Will Eno's Neighborhood

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The first thing you should know about The Realistic Joneses is that none of the four characters in Will Eno's play have much more than a nodding acqua...

Will Eno's Comedy of Discomfort: The Open House

John Branch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
John Branch

What to do about the American family? Depending on where you stand, the poor thing needs to be either preserved in its traditional form or extensively modernized. And what about the American family drama?

Theater: Pee-wee's Silly; Middletown Playful

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

For decades now, Pee-wee Herman has provided the best sort of entertainment for kids; Middletown toys with language but adds an emotional element here that gives an audience something more to latch onto than mere cleverness.