A Play is a Poem

A Play is a Poem will begin previews on Wednesday, May 20 and will open Monday, June 1st for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 21st, 2020 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).

Contacts: Chris Boneau | Susanne Tighe | Imani Punch | Angela Yamarone

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Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present for the world premiere production of A Play is a Poem, written by Academy Award Winner Ethan Coen and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.

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. 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.