Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Baker's THE FLICK at Playwrights Horizons
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 features 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.Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Louisa Krause and Andrew Clifton Moten