Almost an Evening: Johanna Day and Tim Hopper join cast

Johanna Day and Tim Hopper have joined the cast of the Atlantic Theater Company�s critically acclaimed world premiere production of Academy Award - winning film maker Ethan Coen�s Almost an Evening. The production is to play a commercial Off-Broadway run at The Bleecker Street Theatre for a limited engagement from 20 Mar - 1 Jun 2008.

In Ethan Coen�s 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.

Almost an Evening, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, sold out before previews began when the comedy opened at Atlantic Stage 2 for a limited engagement that ran from 9 Jan through to 10 Feb 2008

The show opened to excellent reviews : �Tasty, bite-sized comedies." (New York Times); "�Tantalizing! First-rate performers.� (Associated Press); "Razor-sharp performances. Very funny!� (New York Daily News); "�Excellent! A smart diversion that delivers." (Star-Ledger) and "Seriously hilarious! As a playwright, Coen is a fresh and original voice." (Journal News.)

Johanna Day and Tim Hopper join F. Murray Abraham, J.R. Horne, Jordan Lage, Mark Linn-Baker, Maryc McCann, Del Pentecost and Joey Slotnick, who will revive their roles from the show's original run at the Atlantic Theatre.

Johanna Day made her Broadway debut playing Claire in 'Proof' (2000) for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Day last appeared off-Broadway in Second Stage Theatre's production of Albee's 'Peter and Jerry'.

Steppenwolf Theater Company member, Tim Hopper, appeared on Broadway in 'Present Laughter' (1996 revival), he last appeared off-Broadway in Vineyard Theatre's production of Gina Gionfriddo's 'After Ashley'.

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