Annie Baker's The Flick, which ended a commercial run at New York's Barrow Street Theatre following its premiere at Playwrights Horizons earlier this year, officially opens at the National's Dorfman Theatre April 19, following previews that began April 13.
Set in a run-down movie theatre in Massachusettes, it revolves around three underpaid employees who mop the floors and work the 35mm film projector. According to publicity materials, their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. They are played by Jaygaan Ayeh, Sam Heron, Louisa Krause and Matthew Maher.
To book tickets, which are on sale through June 15, contact the box office on 020 7452 3000 or visit nationaltheatre.org.uk.