Abeles, Abraham, Cash, McCann, Slotnick Among Cast of Coen's Offices Off-Broadway

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F. Murray Abraham, Mary McCann and Joey Slotnick are three of 11 performers for Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere of Ethan Coen's Offices, to play April 15-May 31 at ATC's Linda Gross Theater Off Broadway.
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Artistic director Neil Pepe directs the three short plays that make up Offices, a workplace triptych.

According to ATC, "Hiring and firing are antisocial acts. Workplace pressures make for nasty competition. And the work itself can be meaningless and alienating. Accordingly, the three short plays that make up Offices are comedies."

Academy Award winner Ethan Coen ("No Country for Old Men") reteams with Pepe (Broadway's Speed-the-Plow), who staged Coen's sold out 2008 run of Almost an Evening, which had a commercial transfer.

For Offices, the ensemble cast of 11 includes Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham ("Amadeus," Almost an Evening), Daniel Abeles (Behold, the Bowery!), Brennan Brown (Atlantic's Celebration), Aya Cash (From Up Here), John Bedford Lloyd (Some Americans Abroad), Daniel London ("Patch Adams"), Mary McCann (Spring Awakening), Joey Slotnick (Almost an Evening, Lookingglass' Our Town), Greg Stuhr (November), C.J. Wilson (The Voysey Inheritance) and Daniel Yelsky (upcoming film "Meet Monica Velour").

Opening is May 7. Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater is at 336 West 20th Street. Coen's one-acts collection Almost an Evening in 2008 played at Atlantic Stage 2, the intimate 16th Street space, and then moved to a commercial Off-Broadway run.

Coen has made 14 movies with his brother Joel, including the Academy Award-winning films "No Country for Old Men" and "Fargo," plus "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink," "The Hudsucker Proxy," "The Big Lebowski" and "Burn After Reading."

Offices will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Obadiah Eaves.

Offices will play Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM.

Tickets are $65 and available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 (ticketcentral.com). For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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