Almost an Evening by Ethan Coen
October 8 - October 23, 2010
Theatre on Fire's sixth season opens in October with "Almost an Evening," a trio of plays by film legend Ethan Coen. Coen is the iconic filmmaker who is responsible, along with his brother Joel, for such films as Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and the recent multiple Academy Award winner No Country for Old Men.
"Almost an Evening" was first performed in a limited run at Atlantic Theatre Company's Stage 2 in New York City on January 22, 2008, before transferring Off-Broadway to The Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street.
The evening in question consists of three light plays on weighty topics. In Waiting, a man waits for a very long time. Much typing is done. In Four Benches, a British secret agent grows weary of his life and attempts to reinvent himself. Results are mixed. And in Debate, cosmic and not-so-cosmic questions are raised. Little is learned.