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About A Play is a Poem

If the audience laughs it was a comedy. If the audience nods with new understanding it was a drama. If the audience both laughs and nods 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 celebrated playwright and filmmaker Ethan Coen. The hillbilly hollows of Appalachia, the executive suites of Hollywood, a New York tenement apartment, a magnolia-scented gazebo in Natchez, Mississippi—each holds a different story. Together they make for an eccentric look at life across America as only Ethan Coen (or perhaps Sam Shepard or Mark Twain) could deliver.

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Recommended for ages 12 and up for mature themes, strong language, and violence. Children 6 and under are not admitted, unless otherwise noted for specific productions.

Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum

135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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