Almost an Evening at Atlantic Stage Two
Atlantic Theater Company presents Almost an Evening, three short plays by Ethan Coen, opening at Atlantic Stage Two on 22 Jan 2008, following previews from 9 Jan and running through to 10 Feb 2008.
Almost an Evening: Three short plays unsuccessfully tackle important questions. In Waiting, someone waits somewhere for quite some time. In Four Benches, a voyage to self-discovery takes a British intelligence agent to steam baths in New York and Texas, and to park benches in the U.S. and U.K. In Debate, cosmic questions are taken up. Not much is learned.
Directed by Neil Pepe, Almost an Evening features F. Murray Abraham, Jonathan Cake, J.R. Horne, Jordan Lage, Mark Linn-Baker, Elizabeth Marvel, Mary McCann, Del Pentecost and Joey Slotnick.
The creative team features Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Don Holder (lighting) and Eric Shim (sound).
Academy Award winning film maker Ethan Coen makes his Off-Broadway debut as a playwright with his production of short plays at Atlantic. He has made thirteen movies with his brother Joel, including the Academy Award winning 'Fargo'; 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'; 'Raising Arizona'; 'Barton Fink'; 'The Hudsucker Proxy' and 'The Big Lebowski.' His most recent film, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 'No Country for Old Men', is now in wide release nationwide.
Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe recently staged Harold Pinterï¿½s first and most recent plays, 'The Room' and 'Celebration' at Atlantic, and the world premiere of David Mametï¿½s 'Romance' at Atlantic as well as at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Almost an Evening marks Academy Award winner F. Murray Abrahamï¿½s (Amadeus) Atlantic debut. He appeared on Broadway this season in 'Mauritius.'
Jonathan Cake is currently appearing in 'Cymbeline on Broadway,' and also starred in 'Medea' on Broadway and in Londonï¿½s West End.
J.R. Horne returns to Atlantic, where he appeared in 'The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite.' He has appeared on Broadway in 'The Crucible,' 'Inherit the Wind,' and recently completed filming the Coen Brothersï¿½ upcoming 'Burn after Reading.'
Atlantic founding member Jordan Lage returns to Atlantic, where he most recently appeared in 'Sea of Tranquility.' On Broadway, he appeared in last seasonï¿½s revival of 'Inherit the Wind.'
Mark Linn-Baker appeared on Broadway in 'Losing Louie' last season, and most recently in the new musical 'Romantic Poetry' Off-Broadway. He starred in all seven seasons of the ABC series 'Perfect Strangers.'
Elizabeth Marvel last appeared at Atlantic in Woody Allenï¿½s 'A Second Hand Memory.' She won an Obie Award for the title role in 'Hedda Gabbler' Off-Broadway and appeared in the Tony Award winning revival of 'Seascape on Broadway last season.'
Atlantic founding member Mary McCann last appeared at Atlantic in the world premiere of 'Spring Awakening,' and recently in 'The Cherry Orchard' and 'The Night Heron.' She is on the CBS series 'The Unit,' and appeared opposite Kate Winslet in the film 'Little Children.'
Del Pentecost appeared on FXï¿½s acclaimed series 'Starved' and in the Coen Brothers films 'O Brother Where art Thou?' and 'Coyote Ugly.'
Joey Slotick is a member of Chicagoï¿½s Lookingglass Theatre Co. who has appeared Off-Broadway in 'The Altruists' and on the television seriesï¿½ 'Boston Public' and 'The Single Guy.'
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