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A Play Is a Poem

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Sep 11 – Oct 13, 2019

Mark Taper Forum

World Premiere

Comedy. Tragedy. And everything in between.

Ethan Coen displays his facility for conjuring lively characters. The delight is in the delivery, and these actors are up to the challenge.

From the mind of celebrated playwright and filmmaker Ethan Coen comes an evening of short plays that will take you on an eccentric journey across America. The hillbilly hollows of Appalachia, a New York tenement apartment, a magnolia scented gazebo in Natchez, Mississippi, the executive suites of Hollywood, each stop reveals a unique glimpse at Americana as only Ethan Coen can deliver.

Featuring live music composed and performed by Nellie McKay.

Crackles with terrific performances. Nellie McKay’s entertainingly sardonic tunes tie the evening together.

Clever dialogue and offbeat humor, canny direction and harmonious ensemble performances.


Listen: A Conversation with Director Neil Pepe


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By Ethan Coen
Directed by Neil Pepe
In association with Atlantic Theater Company


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