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The setting was the star of Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill's Fashion Week play

The most impressive part of the one-act play Spike Jonze directed and co-wrote with Jonah Hill for Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection: the setting.

That’s not to knock the clothes, which were ostensibly the focal point of the piece—after all, the play was composed for Fashion Week. Nor is it to say that there weren’t good actors on stage. The cast consisted of stars like John Cameron Mitchell, Bobby Cannavale, Catherine Keener, Rashida Jones, and Elle Fanning.

But when the curtains opened to reveal that the audience was actually sitting in the back of the Metropolitan Opera House, looking out on its plush red seats and famous chandeliers, everything else became almost secondary. Seeing one of New York’s great institutions from such a rare perspective elevated the evening’s proceedings.

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Spike Jonze, Jonah Hill to write one-act play for New York Fashion Week

What do you get when you combine the man behind a touching love story about a guy falling in love with his computer, the star of 22 Jump Street, and fashion? No seriously, someone tell us.

EW has confirmed that Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill have signed up to co-write a one-act play for Opening Ceremony in lieu of the designers’ traditional New York Fashion Week runway show. The details of the plot aren’t released, but Jonze also has plans to direct, while Hill will not appear in the show. Women‘s Wear Daily first reported the news.

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