Composer Carter Burwell has invited Oscar-winning filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and The Coen Brothers to write plays for the stage, which he has scored for live performance (we call them "sound plays"). And the filmmakers have asked some of their actor friendsSteve Buscemi, Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brooke Smith, Meryl Streep, and others to perform the plays onstage with a live band and sound effects artist . This all happens at St. Ann's Warehouse for 3 performances only: April 28, 29, 30. Should be lots of fun and very popular! For tickets, call 718.254.8779 or online at Ticketweb.com.
Arts at St. Ann's /South Bank Centre present
THEATER OF THE NEW EAR
Live On Stage: Sound Plays Set to Music by CARTER BURWELL
Sawbones by JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN
Hope Leaves the Theater by CHARLIE KAUFMAN
Foley Artist MARKO COSTANZO | Sound Design DAVID SCHNIRMAN
Lighting Design MANUEL LUTGENHORST
Thur Fri Sat April 28, 29, 30 8pm | $50
Featuring: STEVE BUSCEMI, HOPE DAVIS, PETER DINKLAGE,
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, BROOKE SMITH, MERYL STREEP, and more!
Music performed by THE PARABOLA ENSEMBLE
Tickets on Sale Thursday, March 3!
Award-winning filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski; Fargo) and recent Oscar award-winner, Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Being John Malkovich; Adaptation) bring the quirky drama and wit of their films to the stage in a live reading of original sound plays set to music by their long-time collaborator, composer Carter Burwell. The Coens' Sawbones and Kaufman's Hope Leaves the Theater are brought to life before your ears when eight great actors, scripts in hand, are joined onstage by a sound-effects artist and eight-piece band to create multiple characters and parallel realities, located somewhere between melodrama and comedy. No films, no sets, no costumes. Should be an evening like none you've ever seen – or heard – before!
St. Ann's Warehouse, 38 Water St, dumboBKLYN