Rubicon Theatre Company to Present Will Eno's TITLE AND DEED, 7/23-27
The work of playwright Will Eno is one of the most discussed and debated subjects in the theatre world today. Eno, a Brooklyn-based artist whose work is more often produced in Europe than it is in the U.S., is the creator of such controversial plays as Thom Pain (based on nothing), Middletown and, most recently The Realistic Joneses starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei.
Eno has been described as the inventor of "standup existentialism" and his work is revered by critics. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote that Eno's voice may be the "most singular of his generation" - "humane, literate and slyly hilarious"; while Variety's Marily Stasio called Eno "madly interesting."
Eno's most Beckett-like piece, Title and Deed gets its West Coast premiere in a limited run at Rubicon Theatre Company, the U.S. home of the great Irish actor Conor Lovett, for whom Eno created the play. The production opens July 23 and plays for only five performances at the theatre, 1006 E. Main in Ventura. For tickets, call 805.667.2900, or go to rubicontheatre.org. The show is presented by Rubicon Theatre Company in association with Micheline Sakharoff.
Directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett of Gare St Lazare Ireland, Title and Deed is a lyrical, haunting, funny celebration of life and language, Conor Lovett plays Man, a character who has just arrived and wants to describe his homeland, his journey and his encounters. Man searches for the possibility of connection in a world where fewer and fewer people can claim to be "from here."
Title and Deed debuted in Ireland in 2011 produced by the Gare St. Lazare Players (directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett) and made its American premiere Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre (co-produced with Gare St. Lazare) in May of 2012 to critical acclaim. The production was one of three to be premiered over Eno's five-year residency with the Signature. The New Yorker called it one of the 10 Best Plays of the season.