Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, indie film fave Parker Posey, Johanna Day (Edward Albee's "Peter and Jerry") and Glenn Fitzgerald (off-Broadway's "This") make up the cast for the world premiere of Will Eno's "The Realistic Joneses" which plays April 20 to May 12 at the Yale Repertory Theatre in new Haven.
Obie Award winner Sam Gold directs the play, which was commissioned by the Yale Center for New Theatre, established and operated through a grant from the Robina Foundation and with support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Gold recently staged Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" starring Alan Rickman and "Look Back in Anger" in New York.
Letts is an actor (and a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago) as well as as a writer whose "August: Osage County" played Broadway several seasons ago and won the Pulitzer. (A film version starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts is set to shoot this year.) His "Superior Donuts" also transferred from Chicago to Broadway.
Letts recently starred in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" in Chicago.
Posey's stage credits include off-Brioadway's "Hurlybury," "Fifth of July" and "Four Dogs and a Bone." On Broadway she starred in Elaine May's "Taller Than a Dwarf." Films include: "Party Girl," "The Daytrippers," "The Clockwatchers," "The House of Yes," "Dazed and Confused," "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show."
Day was also in David Adjmi's "The Evildoers" at the Rep. Broadway credits include "Proof," "August: Osage County" and "Lombardi."
Fitzgerad's credits include off-Broadway's "This," "Lobby Hero," "Hedda Gabler" and "Blue/Orange."
Eno's play "Thom Pain (based on nothing)" was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005, His play "Middletown" recently played off-Broadway and featured Day ion the cast.
"The Realistic Joneses" is described: "Meet Bob and Jennifer (Letts and Day) and their new neighbors John and Pony (Fitzgerald and Posey), two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and the same last name on their mailboxes."
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