The Realistic Joneses

A play about two couples dealing with the same debilitating and eventually fatal disease does not sound like a recipe for a good time, but it was surprisingly funny.

Death is not funny, but how you deal with it certainly can be. This play presents two mismatched couples. Each couple has one partner who just wants to pretend that nothing is happening and one who wants to delve into all the details,  discuss things and accept the inevitable. It is an interesting view of how people react that certainly makes you wonder how you would deal with this kind of situation.

Great cast of familiar faces: Jenny Young, Patrick McManus, Susan Coyne and Tom Barnett did an excellent job.

Playwright Will Eno has also written Middletown, the only thing we are not seeing at Shaw this year. We may have to reconsider and make an extra trip.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Realistic Joneses

  1. keithhpotter says:

    This play is a melancholy series of sketches about four lonely people, but has lots of funny lines – and the ending is hopeful, sorta.
    The cast were excellent and it provided an interesting and thoughtful piece of theatre.

    We are seeing Middletown, by the way. It’s 1979 we couldn’t work into our visits.

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