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Title and Deed by Will Eno

31 July 2017

“Leaves you happily word-drunk! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often FIERCELY FUNNY ”

— New York Times

“Daring, spectacular and HILARIOUS! Stage poetry of a high order!”

— The New Yorker

TITLE AND DEED by Will EnoCapital T presents

Title and Deed

by Will Eno

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 24-September 16

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

A newly arrived immigrant brings only a bag and a couple of his belongings.  He looks a lot like us and he talks a lot like us, but he is foreign to our land.   He is the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks about the notion of home, about the notion of the world and the absurdity of our existence. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed (which is a word he made up accidentally). The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour.

Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno (THOM PAINE: Based on Nothing).  Mark Pickell directs multiple B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Table award winning actor Jason Phelps in this smart and funny meditation on the beginning (and end) of life and what it means to call a small part of earth home.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission.  

Cast

Jason Phelps

Will Eno – Playwright

Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His new play, Wakey, Wakey premiered there in February 2017. Following an acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, his play The Realistic Joneses was on Broadway in 2014, directed by Sam Gold and staring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. The Realistic Joneses won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best Play on Broadway,” topped the The Guardian’s 2014 list of American plays, and was included in The N.Y. Times’ “Best Theatre of 2014.” The Open House won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award, and was included in both the Time Out New York and Time Magazine Top 10 Plays of the Year. Title and Deed was on The N.Y. Times and The New Yorker magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. His play Gnit, a loving but aggressive adaptation of Peer Gynt, premiered at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2013. Middletown, winner of the Horton Foote Award, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequently at Steppenwolf Theater and many other American Theaters and universities. His internationally heralded play Thom Pain (based on nothing) ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Winter of 2016 starring Rainn Wilson, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was recently awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. His plays are published by Samuel French, TCG, Dramatists Play Service, and playscripts, in the U.S., and Oberon Books in London.

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