The Open House
by Will Eno
Snakeskin Jacket - Winnipeg, MB
 http://snakeskinjacket.ca
V.6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse 
Winner of the coveted 2014 Obie Award in New York, Will Eno’s The Open House is a family drama with a difference. It begins in a high comic pitch, showing a family mired in long term, intractable conflicts, overseen by a wheelchair-bound tyrannical father, whose motto is “Never a kind word.” The original family room, which seems like a Sartrean hell of enforced intimacy, mysteriously empties out, only to be repopulated with figures who have shed their identities, “reincarnated” as creatures who see differently.

Cast:
Ross McMillan, Heather Roberts, Kevin Ramberran, Thomas Toles, Jane Walker

Show Info:
90 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Comedy

Audience:
Mature

Warnings: Mild language

Fri July 19 9:00 PM
Sat July 20 1:45 PM
Sun July 21 6:15 PM
Wed July 24 8:00 PM
Thu July 25 5:30 PM
Sat July 27 3:45 PM
Sun July 28 5:45 PM

The Open House

Snakeskin Jacket—Tom Hendry Warehouse

Randomly saw The Open House because I couldn’t get into a couple of shows that were on my list. Incredibly well acted piece (though perhaps a bit uneven) with crackling dialogue. I usually avoid shows presenting existing pieces at the Fringe, but I’m glad I accidentally saw this.

Audra Lesosky


The Open House

Snakeskin Jacket—Tom Hendry Warehouse

Set in a quaint family home, a reunion on the parents’ anniversary eventually rotating through the entire cast due to the titular open house, this comedy manages to engross you in the banter and abuse thrown back and forth between the characters. Very well acted and directed, and with the stellar script pulling everything together.

Josh Fidelak