Benjamin Summers, Jess Hughes, Rebecca Robinson, and Ken Webster in The Realistic Joneses. Photo by Bret Brookshire.

Hyde Park Theatre presents

The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno

directed by
Ken Webster

February 25 - March 26, 2016

Purchase tickets online or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

 

Coming next week: My Seasons with the Houston Astros and the the Montreal Expos, a fundraiser for Hyde Park Theatre, written and performed by Ken Webster. 8pm Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2: two fun, lively evenings with free drinks in a good cause! Tickets available now.

Meanwhile, check it out! Brief video trailer for The Realistic Joneses, courtesy of the ever-awesome Eric Graham of IC Pictures.

"The Realistic Joneses" at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

An nice quintuplet of raves:
"The marriage of Hyde Park Theatre and the work of Will Eno is a marriage made in heaven. . . . Hyde Park has created their most interesting production in ages, bringing some of the best of their performers together to form a rock-solid ensemble, that shape this play into something that nearly reaches theatrical nirvana.”
- Austin Theater Examiner

"Eno's mastery at puncturing our linguistic follies shows in almost every exchange, and Webster knows how to mine it for laughs. (With this gifted a cast, it's no surprise that their efforts succeed consistently.)"
- Austin Chronicle

"You've seen all of these actors before if you have even a casual knowledge of the coherent artistic brilliance of the small and scruffy Hyde Park Theatre. Director Webster has a deep bewildered calm as Bob Jones, . . . Rebecca Robinson quivers with intensity, yearning for contact. Benjamin Summers gives John Jones a brusque callow exterior and an inner child threatening to emerge at every moment . . . . Jess Hughes inhales your heart. . . I was on the edge of my seat throughout. This is the sort of theatrical creation you want to see again. And perhaps a third time."
- Central Texas Live Theatre

“Lots of laughs to be found in this 90 minute slice-of-life . . . Performances [that] speak right to the core of how people wade their way through whatever life deals them.”
- Broadway World

“Drama that has a biting sense of dark, uncomfortable humor. Ken Webster’s production is perfectly precise and direct.. . . Gorgeous lighting from Don Day and immersive sound design by Robert S. Fisher. The heart of 'The Realistic Joneses,' though, is its performances, all of which radiate with rich internal contradictions. . . . Subtle and moving."
- Austin American Statesman

"Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really. . . . Easily his most accessible play . . . The Realistic Joneses brought me a pleasurable rush virtually unmatched by anything I've seen this season." That's the New York Times raving about the 2014 Broadway run of this marvelous play.

When Bob and Jennifer meet new neighbors John and Pony, they find they have much more in common than identical homes and shared last names. Hilarious, tender, unforgettable.

The production stars Jess Hughes (The Night Alive, The Christians), Rebecca Robinson (Marion Bridge), Benjamin Summers (A Bright New Boise), and Ken Webster (The Quarry, The Night Alive). Ken Webster directs.

The Realistic Joneses runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, February 25 - March 26, 2016. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. For the first four weeks (February 25 - March 19) Friday tickets are $22 and Saturday tickets are $24. For the final weekend (March 24 - 26), Friday tickets are $24 and Saturday tickets are $26. Every Friday and Saturday tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members) Purchase tickets online or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.


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