Released on 2016-08-03Categories Drama

The Flu Season & Intermission

The Flu Season & Intermission

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198436

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 672

The Flu Season No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end. Intermission “Two couples chat with one another at a play's intermission. From what we have heard, it sounds dreadful, which the cocky Jack points out. But his quibbles give way before Mr. Murray's torrent of memory and invective. He doesn't want to hear stylistic complaints, he wants the boy to recognize the play's attempts at truth. And while Mr. Murray's curmudgeon sneers at audiences' yen for weeping at shows, Mr. Eno then makes us – practically by brute force – cry for him. Mr. Eno's triumph is both canny and deeply touching, a vital look into a theater that actually reminds us what it's for.” The New York Sun The Flu Season was the winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best debut production.
Released on 2014-03-17Categories Drama

The Open House

The Open House

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783196210

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 754

People have been born into families since people started getting born at all. Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, "Can things really change?" People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop. The Open House is an hour and twenty minutes, with no intermission.
Released on 2017-05-30Categories Drama

Wakey Wakey

Wakey Wakey

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786821652

Category: Drama

Page: 56

View: 987

This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. (All of which might sound dreary, but there’s a chance this will be a really good experience.)
Released on 2015Categories Drama

The Realistic Joneses

The Realistic Joneses

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559364744

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 213

"[A] tender, funny, terrific new play. . . . Mr. Eno's voice, which teases out the poetry in the pedestrian and finds glinting humor in the static that infuses our faltering efforts to communicate, is as distinctive as any American playwright's today."The New York Times "Weird and wonderful . . . Eno's familiar sudden-shifting between profound and playful verbiage is delightfully disarming and sometimes awfully funny."Variety Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really. Mr. Eno's voice may be the most singular of his generation, but it's humane, literate and slyly hilarious. For all the sadness woven into its fabric, The Realistic Joneses brought me a pleasurable rush virtually unmatched by anything I've seen this season.”The New York Times As usual, Eno's dialogue is a marvel of compression and tonal control, trivial chitchat flipping into cosmic profundity with striking ease. There's much to savor: the dry but meaningful banter, the joy of humans sharing time and space, battling the darkness with a joke or silence. Life in Enoland isn't what you'd call realisticit's more real than that.”Time Out New York [An] elliptical, funny, dark and strangely moving new play. Eno is a writer with heart and compassion.”Chicago Tribune Eno's first-ever commercial foray ups the creative ante in a Broadway climate that can be resistant to new voices. [A] very fine play where laughter exists a heartbeat, or heartbreak, away from tears.”The Telegraph Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical last names. Boasting the playwright's quintessential existential quirkiness, this new comedy finds poetry in the banal while humorously exploring our ever-floundering efforts at communication. Listed as one of New York Times's Best Plays of 2012,The Realistic Joneses received its Broadway premiere in spring 2014, starring Toni Collete, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei, and opening to rave reviews. Will Eno is the author of Thom Pain (based on nothing), which ran for a year Off-Broadway and was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Other works includeMiddletown, The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy, Intermission, andGnit, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. His many awards include the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award, the Horton Foote Prize, and the first-ever Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship by the Theater Hall of Fame.
Released on 2016-09-13Categories Self-Help

5 Steps to Reducing Stress

5 Steps to Reducing Stress

Author: Genella Macintyre

Publisher: BrownBooks.ORM

ISBN: 9781612549514

Category: Self-Help

Page: 202

View: 924

In this simple, five-step guide, a psychology expert helps readers understand stress, develop a personal plan to manage it, and live a better life. Five Steps to Reducing Stress provides an essential strategy built upon understanding stress, taking stock, managing your external environment and then your internal one, and taking action. Corporate trainer and psychology expert Genella Macintyre pushes past the usual surface-level explanations for stress and digs deeper into the root causes. This book is a toolbox of practical micro-strategies based on discovering your personal stress-management style and recognizing what works. Journaling exercises and recommended activities provide key reference points. Reclaim your quality of time and quality of life! Praise for 5 Steps to Reducing Stress “Highly recommended! [Macintyre] breaks down the often-overwhelming process of getting out of distress and moving forward with life and living. Practical, bite-sized solutions encourage readers to build new habits, learn stress-mastery skills, and be more resilient.” —Esther Orioli, CEO, Essi Systems; author, StressMap® and Resiliency Map® “Having worked with military families for many years by assisting them with health and wellness resources, I am very aware of the stress that many of these families face. The easy-to-follow strategies in [this book] are ideal for anyone feeling stressed out and looking for a way to break out of the cycle and feel inspired to live life to the fullest!” —Kim Hetherington, former executive director, Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre “Macintyre’s approach to managing stress is a breath of fresh air! Stress is personal, and so is stress reduction—it’s not a one-size-fits-all fix. These five steps allow readers to take stock and then take action in a highly individualized way.” —Loretta LaRoche, bestselling author, star of seven PBS shows, and international stress-management and humor consultant
Released on 2003-04-07Categories Drama

The Flu Season & Intermission

The Flu Season & Intermission

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112960930

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 898

The Flu Season No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end. Intermission “Two couples chat with one another at a play's intermission. From what we have heard, it sounds dreadful, which the cocky Jack points out. But his quibbles give way before Mr. Murray's torrent of memory and invective. He doesn't want to hear stylistic complaints, he wants the boy to recognize the play's attempts at truth. And while Mr. Murray's curmudgeon sneers at audiences' yen for weeping at shows, Mr. Eno then makes us – practically by brute force – cry for him. Mr. Eno's triumph is both canny and deeply touching, a vital look into a theater that actually reminds us what it's for.” The New York Sun The Flu Season was the winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best debut production.
Released on 2020-11-15Categories Religion

Pursuing Patience

Pursuing Patience

Author: Ruth Teakle

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 9781486620746

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 340

Step into the lives of some intriguing Bible personalities and ordinary women whose walks with God have seen the outworking of patience through challenges, struggles, disappointments, and victories. Over the course of thirty days, you'll be challenged and inspired to renew your trust in the God who orders your steps. This time set aside with Him, reading the testimonies of His work in others, will bring both a rest and a perseverance to your spirit. Ideal for personal and group study, Pursuing Patience will make a valuable addition to church and personal libraries.
Released on 2005Categories Drama

Thom Pain (based on Nothing)

Thom Pain (based on Nothing)

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131783727

Category: Drama

Page: 132

View: 668

“Astonishing in its impact. . . . One of the treasured nights in the theatre that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and, depending on your sensitivity to meditations on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of human experience, in a puddle of tears . . . Thom Pain is at bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life’s worth.”—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times “Eno has emerged as one of the most original young playwrights on the scene. He is one of the few writers who can convert discomfort and outright agony into such pleasure.”—David Cote, TimeOut New York “Will Eno is one of the finest younger playwrights I’ve come across in a number of years. His work is inventive, disciplined and, at the same time, wild and evocative.”—Edward Albee When Will Eno’s one-person play Thom Pain opened in New York in February 2005, it became something rare—an unqualified hit, which soon extended through July. Before that, the play was a critical success in London and received the coveted Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Dubbed “stand-up existentialism” by The New York Times, it is lyrical and deadpan, both sardonic and sincere. It is Thom Pain—in the camouflage of the common man—fumbling with his heart, squinting into the light. Will Eno lives in Brooklyn, New York. His plays include The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy, King: a problem play, and Intermission. His plays have been produced in London by the Gate Theatre and BBC Radio, and in the United States by Rude Mechanicals and Naked Angels. His play The Flu Season recently won the Oppenheimer Award, presented by NY Newsday for the previous year’s best debut production in New York by an American playwright.