Photo Coverage: Inside THE FLICK's Opening Night Arrivals!
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by Walter McBride
Playwrights Horizons 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), opened last night, March 12. Directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, Kin and The Big Meal at PH; Seminar and Picnic on Broadway), the production will play through Sunday, March 31 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out coverage from the theatre arrivals below!
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: Walter McBride