Joel and Ethan direct sound play called Sawbones in late April

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THEATER OF THE NEW EAR
Live Music Conducted by CARTER BURWELL
Sawbones Written & Directed by JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN
Hope Leaves the Theater Written & Directed by CHARLIE KAUFMAN
Foley Artist MARKO COSTANZO
Sound Design by DAVID SCHNIRMAN
Lighting Design by MANUEL LUTGENHORST

Featuring: STEVE BUSCEMI | HOPE DAVIS
PETER DINKLAGE | JOHN GOODMAN
MARCIA GAY HARDEN | PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
JOHN SLATTERY | BROOKE SMITH | MERYL STREEP
Music performed by PARABOLA

Award-winning filmmakers JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski; Fargo) and recent Oscar winner CHARLIE KAUFMAN (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Being John Malkovich; Adaptation) bring the quirky drama and savage wit of their movies to the stage in a live reading of two original sound plays set to music by their long time collaborator, composer
CARTER BURWELL. The Coens’ Sawbones and Kaufman’s Hope Leaves the Theater come to life before your ears, with eight great actors, scripts in hand, joined on stage by a sound-effects artist and a live band to create multiple characters and parallel realities located somewhere between melodrama and comedy. No film, no sets, no costumes. Should be an evening like none you’ve ever seen — or heard — before.

The music for this work was developed in the Resident Artist Program 2004/05 of Mabou Mines/Suite.

Theater of the New Ear was made possible in part by generous support from SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

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