Ellipsis Theater Company presents “The Realistic Joneses” at 35below


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Meet the Joneses:  Will Eno’s powerfully funny sitcom from another world The Realistic Joneses comes to 35below

Jennifer: It just seems like we don’t talk.

Bob: What are we doing right now? Math?

Words are what separate humans from animals, they are how we express our love (or not), they are how we relate to those we love, and to perfect strangers. But what happens when language starts slipping away? Meet the Joneses, and their new neighbors the Joneses. They discover the truths we think we know and the secrets we never imagined we all might share. The play is funny and sad, filled with wordplay and verbal warfare. “Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses do not appear often… Or ever, really” (The New York Times).

Ellipsis Theater Company, in association with Asheville Community Theatre, is thrilled to bring The Realistic Joneses to Asheville’s 35below for nine performances May 5-21, 2017. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.

This is the latest production from Ellipsis Theater Company producers of last year’s extended sold out run of David Mamet’s Oleanna. This modern dramedy by Will Eno will make you laugh, tear up, think … and talk. The Realistic Joneses is directed by Elissa Peregine and stars Chloe Zeitounian, Badi Mirheli, Kier Klepzig and Christine Eide.

For more information about The Realistic Joneses or about Asheville Community Theatre, please visit www.ashevilletheatre.org

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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