THE FLICK Comes to Out Of Box Theatre

THE FLICK Comes to Out Of Box Theatre

At one of the last movie theaters in Massachusetts that uses a 35mm film projector, things plod on as they have for a long time. For employees Avery, Rose, and Sam, the daily monotony of their work becomes a backdrop for the small milestones in their lives. As they sweep, mop, and tend to the projector, they hope to find relationships and experiences that feel more real.

The Flick is one of the best examples of real life onstage,” asserts Out of Box Theatre Artistic Director Carolyn Choe. It is the type of play we love to bring to Out of Box, where the audience is pulled in and can't help but to be in relationship with the characters on stage. “The Flick is a special show to me because it dives into extreme realism, and that's what I most enjoy working on in theater.  Everybody loves to go out and see a wild, fantastical show...and I do too, but nothing can beat the feeling of going to watch something breathtakingly REAL,” explains show Director Matthew Busch. 

 

But for so many Millennials, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play has become a favorite, primarily due to the fact that the show is about young people stuck in the doldrums with no clear sign of where to go or what to do with their lives — a theme to which many twenty-somethings can relate. However, The Flick is more than that. Director Busch continues, “It does an incredible job of giving us a "slice of life" of three movie theater employees that struggle and cope with various aspects of their lives, including depression, sexuality, mental health, and the search for authenticity in a world where that's rapidly disappearing with the presence of social media.  Even though they're made-up characters, these are very real people with very real problems.” 


This production features Ben Barlow as Sam, Jacobi Hollingshed as Avery, Julia Weeks as Rose, and Jeffrey Sneed as Skylar/The Dreaming Man.

The Flick includes frequent strong language and suggestive adult content. It is not recommended for audiences under age 16. It runs March 16-25, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605.  

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