Charlie Kaufman and the Coen Brothers recently held a radio play performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Hope Leaves The Theater was written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starred Meryl Streep, Hope Davis and Peter Dinklage. Kaufman's segment was very weird even for him. Streep has an existential crisis when Hope leaves the stage, turns and starts heckling the audience. Then Charlie Kaufman takes his life after completing the play. Meryl is taking this very badly because she says "Adaptation was better than Human Nature." And when it seems things won't get any weirder, a critic character deconstructs the entire play "whilst Meryl sings an Alanis-type ode to bitterness."