By Annie Baker
Directed Sydney Parks Smith
“…excruciatingly funny…[a] sweetly demented tragicomedy.’ –Variety
Real time clashes with Reel time as underpaid misfits mop the floor of a soon-to-be extinct 35mm theater, where their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks become more gripping than the Silver Screen. 2014 Pulitzer Prize.
Sam is a 35-year-old-man who has worked at the movie theater forever. Rose is a 24-year-old sexually magnetic, emotionally messy, young lady who prides herself on being the only one who knows how to operate the projector. Avery, the newest employee, is a very sensitive 20-year-old who still lives at home, and is less than enthusiastic about his future. As they clean the aisles of the empty movie theatre, these three don’t collide in a big way, but the awkwardness and confusion between them creates a rich and nuanced portrait of what it is like to be a human communicating with other people. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Obie Award for Playwriting. Come prepared to see the human experience onstage as you’ve never seen it before. The Flick is a thoughtful comedy/drama whose well-honed characters will challenge the temporal expectations of audiences. When it opened in New York, The Flick became instantly controversial, with some audience members calling it the best thing they’d seen in years and others storming out at intermission. Critics have been mesmerized by the script’s delicate and patient approach to pacing by performing scenes in realistic rather than theatrical time. Playwright Annie Baker turns the everyday into the transcendent to create a truly innovative theatrical experience.
November 5 – December 3, 2016
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 West Magnolia Street
For more information on the creator visit openstage.com
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Categories: Drama , Comedy , All Shows
Parental Advisory: Contains adult language and themes.
Running Time: 3 hours, includes one 15-minute intermission
Student Night (11/3, 7:30p) - Free performance for students and educators. Call 970.484.5237 for reservations.
PWYC (11/10, 7:30p) - Pay what you can. No reservations, just donations at the door. First come first serve.
FAB Friday (11/11) - All seats are $20 and include a free beer from Odell Brewing Co.