The Realistic Joneses
Milwaukee's premiere alternative theatre, the Boulevard Theatre, continues its 33rd season by presenting the MILWAUKEE PREMIERE of acclaimed New York playwright Will Eno's daffy comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES (Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 18, 2019). All performances of this heightened concert reading (90 minutes, no intermission) occur in Plymouth Church's intimate (second floor) Graham Chapel. Plymouth Church is located at 2717 East Hampshire, one block east of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, just off of the intersection of Downer and Hampshire.
In THE REALISTIC JONESES, acclaimed New York playwright Will Eno (author of such plays as THE FLU SEASON, MIDDLETOWN, TITLE AND DEED, THOM PAIN) crafts a quirky comedy where the older, ailing "Bob" (Milwaukee actor David Ferrie) and his loyal, exhausted wife "Jennifer" (local actress Sandra Hollander) meet their new, younger neighbors: the unorthodox "John" (Kenosha native Matt Specht) and John's intriguing wife "Pony" (Milwaukee/Racine actress Ericka Wade). These two suburban couples have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the four Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Eno's humor and narrative combine to form a playful, yet affecting, portrait of "love & marriage" that is truthful, insightful, and often quite funny.
This very special concert reading is an enriched artistic experience, through a more emotionally ''heightened" approach typically enjoyed in a standard stage reading. A significant focus will be given to the inner meanings of Eno's sharp, pointed dialogue while showcasing Eno's delightful, quirky humor. The necessary stage directions will be narrated aloud by Milwaukee actor David Flores. This dynamic concert reading is directed by Boulevard Theatre's Artistic Director and Founder, Mark Bucher.
Tickets for this RARE presentation of an uncompromising comic investigation into the trials, tribulations, and rewards of matrimony (along with all the challenges of aging, declining fortunes, & unknown health) become available to the public on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Plymouth Church (View)
2717 E Hampshire St
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|