The Open House | Manbites Dog Theater | Stage | Indy Week
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The Open House 

When: Oct. 27-Nov. 12 2016
Price: $5-$20



It's one of the bedrock principles of situation comedy: the situation never changes. But Will Eno's 2014 play, The Open House, is closer to situation tragedy than comedy, and closer to deep-seated ambivalence than either. A family patriarch takes apart meaningless small talk and sentimental bromides before starting the real emotional stiletto work on his wife, son, and daughter. Dad's decided the banality of family life is going to cease, and he's taken steps to achieve just that. But what happens if he's too successful? Manbites Dog Theater artistic director Jeff Storer directs a quintet including Michael Foley, Marcia Edmundson, and J Evarts. Byron Woods


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