Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of THE FLICK, a new play by Obie Award winner Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation at PH, The Aliens, her recent adaptation of Uncle Vanya). Directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, Kin and The Big Meal at PH; Seminar and the current Picnic on Broadway), the production will begin previews Friday evening, February 15 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 12 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday, March 31 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
The production reunites the acclaimed team of Ms. Baker and Mr. Gold, who have previously collaborated on the Playwrights Horizons hit production of Circle Mirror Transformation, as well as The Aliens and Ms. Baker's adaptation of Uncle Vanya.
THE FLICK is the result of a Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission awarded by Playwrights Horizons.
The cast will feature Louisa Krause (Iphigenia 2.0 at Signature, In a Dark Dark House at MCC, the films The Babysitters, Martha Marcy May Marlene, King Kelly), Obie Award winner Matthew Maher (for The Race for the Ark Tattoo, The World Over at PH, Ms. Baker & Mr. Gold's Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep, Golden Child at Signature, School for Lies at CSC), Aaron Clifton Moten (Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire) and 2012 Juilliard graduate Alex Hanna (where his credits include Ms. Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation) in his Off-Broadway debut.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees (Ms. Krause, Mr. Maher and Mr. Moten) mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles, and not-so-tiny heartbreaks, more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen, play out in the empty aisles. 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.
The production features scenic and costume designs by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Bray Poor. Production Stage Manager is Alaina Taylor.
The performance schedule for THE FLICK is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. The Wednesday, March 6 evening performance has an 8PM curtain and there's an additional performance on Monday evening, March 11 at 7PM. Single tickets, starting at $70, may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).