New Cast Announced for Off-Broadway Production of Pulitzer Winner The Flick

News   New Cast Announced for Off-Broadway Production of Pulitzer Winner The Flick
 
A new cast is stepping into Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick, which premiered in 2013 at Playwrights Horizons to critical acclaim, and then re-opened Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre May 18 for an open-ended commercial run.

Replacing the original cast member Sept. 1 will be Kyle Beltran (Avery), Brian Miskell (Skylar/The Dreaming Man) and Nicole Rodenburg (Rose). Original cast member Matthew Maher (Sam) will stay with the production.

The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama is a study of boredom, yearning and dysfunction, as told through the eyes of a crew of New England movie-house workers. 

Aug. 30 will be the final performance for the original cast: Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause and Aaron Clifton Moten.

The Barrow Street run also reunites members of the original creative team, including David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design) and Bray Poor (sound design). Baker's play, though praised by critics, inspired off-stage drama during its premiere engagement when Playwrights Horizons subscribers criticized the play's three-hour length, prompting the Off-Broadway company's artistic director Tim Sanford to respond.

Read: Power of the Pause in Annie Baker's The Flick Inspires a Letter From Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director.

Baker is also the playwright of John, Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, The Aliens and an adaptation of Uncle Vanya for Soho Rep.

Here's how the play is billed: "In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees 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 play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. 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."

Tickets are available by visiting smarttix.com, calling (212) 868-4444, or visiting the Barrow Street Theatre box office (27 Barrow St., Manhattan). 

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