The Verona Studio Pulls Up the Curtain on “The Open House”

Will Eno, "The Open House" Photo by Chad Batka.

Will Eno, "The Open House" Photo by Chad Batka.

Will Eno deconstructs the archetypical family drama structure in "The Open House". His subversive and funny take is dense with authentic feeling and pain, ultimately evolving into something haunted and mysterious and grand, even hopeful.

Two grown children have come home to visit their pleasant but wickedly passive-aggressive mother and their misanthrope father who is recovering from a stroke and doesn’t have a kind word for anyone. Lurking in the background is dad’s odd brother who is still mourning the loss of his wife.

The tone of the play slips intoscience-fiction territory when one of the children leaves the cozy house to pick up deli sandwiches for lunch.
"The Open House" won a Drama Desk Award, the 2014 Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. It was on the Top Ten Plays of 2014 lists of TIME magazine, Time Out New York and the NY Daily News"

CAST(in alphabetical order):
Jodi Deming, Tim Jaeger, Christa Karschnia, Bob Olin, Justin Wanner, Directed by Loriann Schmidt
Performances:
8pm: February 16,17,18,24,25 & March 3,4 2017 | 2 pm matinees: February 25 & March 4 2017
The Verona Studio, The Reed Opera House, Suite 215, 189 Liberty Street, NE, Salem, OR, 97301, $17.50 per ticket. No reserved seating.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564475
or call (805) 657-7538
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Seth Allen at 805.657.7538, theveronastudio.com