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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Essential Pointlessness of Life in A.C.T.'s <i>The Realistic Joneses</i>

The Essential Pointlessness of Life in A.C.T.'s The Realistic Joneses

Like a mom concealing vegetables in a brownie recipe, The Realistic Joneses sneaks the avant-garde into the conventional. Although superficially easy to follow — it’s about two childless couples in an unnamed town, both of whom are named Jones,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Will Eno About <i>The Realistic Joneses</i>, Now Playing at A.C.T.

Chatting With Will Eno About The Realistic Joneses, Now Playing at A.C.T.

Reading the script to Will Eno's play The Realistic Joneses can leave you riddled with anxiety. The story of two couples with the same name who live in an ordinary American town and behind a curtain of words that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cutting Ball's <i>Lady Grey (in ever lower light)</i>: Short Plays by Will Eno Worth Seeing

Cutting Ball's Lady Grey (in ever lower light): Short Plays by Will Eno Worth Seeing

When you write theater about theater, it's tough to achieve anything beyond hyper-clever self-awareness. The remarkable thing about Lady Grey (in ever lower light), a collection of short pieces by Brooklyn-based playwright Will Eno, is that it's not just clever.…
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Now Playing

007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live: New play by Jim Fourniadis. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 26. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987. 40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story: Pidge Mead's solo…
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Also Playing

Thom Pain (based on nothing). This play, as its subtitle suggests, is a one-man Beckettlike riff about "nothing," written by the incomparable Will Eno. The script was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and this production, directed by Marissa…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

This play, as its subtitle suggests, is a one-man Beckettlike riff about "nothing," written by the incomparable Will Eno. The script was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and this production, directed by Marissa Wolf, is solidly one of…
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Culture, Stagecap

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

This play, as its subtitle suggests, is a one-man Beckettlike riff about "nothing," written by the incomparable Will Eno. The script was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and this production, directed by Marissa Wolf, is solidly one of…
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Culture, Stage 'Tragedy' makes fun of news media's tragic lack of perspective

'Tragedy' makes fun of news media's tragic lack of perspective

You only have to look at news headlines to see that there are few words more abused in the English language than "tragedy." A cursory search on Google News last week revealed more than 30,000 uses of the term. Hits…
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