Three excerpts from Will Eno’s Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain:
When I was little, I…wait. God. Weird. I forget what I was going to say. “When I was little.” It’s completely gone.
I want to feel home for once. Together with someone in the regular world but also together in another little world of our own devisement. I believe in this. My picture of life. Why would I keep having it? I read the newspapers but I still believe in this.
Sometimes, I just want to do someone over and have that be it. Sometimes, I—quote—love, with nothing but my hands and the dried-out words I’ve practiced and remembered. Quote love.
Will Eno is a recipient, along with Adam Rapp, of PEN’s 2012 Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award