Playwright and filmmaker Coen ("No Country for Old Men") is currently represented on Broadway with one-third of Relatively Speaking, a trio of one-act comedies that also features the work of Woody Allen and Elaine May. Coen's comedies Almost an Evening and Offices premiered at ATC.
Here is a look at the production:
For Happy Hour, ATC artistic director Neil Pepe (Broadway's Speed the Plow) directs an ensemble cast that includes Cassie Beck (Atlantic's Oohrah!), Aya Cash ( Offices), Clark Gregg ("Iron Man," "The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Susan Hyon ( Crane Story), Rock Kohli, Gordon MacDonald ("Trumbo," "Saving Grace"), Amanda Quaid ( Equus), Ana Reeder ( Top Girls), Joey Slotnick ( Almost an Evening) and Lenny Venito.
Happy Hour opens Dec. 5 and plays a limited engagement through Dec. 31 Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre Company's Peter Norton Space (552 W. 42nd Street) while Atlantic's main stage in Chelsea continues to be renovated. Here's how ATC characterizes Happy Hour: "An embittered barfly has a theory — or two — about what the world has become. A lonely young man and lonely young woman can't see how right they are for each other. His motel room is so ugly a business traveler wants to end it all. Your life could be worse — and these three one-act comedies show you how."
Happy Hour will play Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. There are added performances Nov. 20 at 7 PM, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23 at 2 PM, Dec. 19 and 26 at 8 PM. There are no matinees Wednesday Nov. 16 or Nov. 30 or Nov. 19. There are no performances Nov. 24, Dec. 6 or Dec. 24-25. There is no 8 PM show Dec. 31.