Ethan Coen; dir: Neil Pepe.
If the audience laughs, itâ€™s a comedy. If they nod with new understanding, itâ€™s a drama. If they laugh and nod but canâ€™t say why itâ€™s funny or what theyâ€™ve understood, it might be A Play Is A Poem, the new collection of one-acts by Academy Award winner Ethan Coen. The hillbilly hollows of Appalachia, the executive suites of Hollywood, a New York tenement apartment, a magnolia-scented gazebo in Natchez, Mississippiâ€”an eccentric look at life across America directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.