Meet the Joneses Starting May 5 at 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.

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. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 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, visit www.ashevilletheatre.org

About Shelby Harrell

Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.