A PLAY IS A POEM World Premiere One Act Plays by Ethan Coen directed by Neil Pepe

A Play is a Poem

By Ethan Coen
Directed by Neil Pepe

Atlantic Stage 2

May 20 – June 21, 2020


If the audience laughs, it’s a comedy. If they nod with new understanding, it’s a drama. If they laugh and nod but can’t say why it’s funny or what they’ve understood, it might be A Play Is A Poem, the new collection of one-acts by Academy Award winner Ethan Coen.

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The hillbilly hollows of Appalachia, the executive suites of Hollywood, a New York tenement apartment, a magnolia-scented gazebo in Natchez, Mississippi—an eccentric look at life across America directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.

In association with Center Theatre Group.

Member tickets on sale: February 12, 2020 at noon.
Single tickets on sale: March 11, 2020 at noon.

On sale dates subject to change.

“Sulfuric, satanic wit infuses Coen’s work.”

The New York Times