New Cast Steps Into Off-Broadway Revival of Pulitzer Winner The Flick Tonight

News   New Cast Steps Into Off-Broadway Revival of Pulitzer Winner The Flick Tonight
 
A new cast is stepping into Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick Sept. 1 at the Barrow Street Theatre. The Off-Broadway revival of the critically acclaimed play opened May 18 and is now in an open-ended run downtown. 

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

Replacing the original cast members are Kyle Beltran (Avery), Brian Miskell (Skylar/The Dreaming Man) and Nicole Rodenburg (Rose). Original cast member Matthew Maher (Sam) is staying with the production.

The Flick premiered in 2013 at Playwrights Horizons to critical acclaim; set in an indie New England cinema, it is a study of boredom, yearning and dysfunction, as told through the eyes of a crew of the movie-house workers. 

Kyle Beltran
Kyle Beltran

The Barrow Street run also reunites members of the original creative team, including Tony-winning director Sam Gold, David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design) and Bray Poor (sound design).

Read Playbill.com's interview with the award-winning playwriting/director duo Baker and Gold. Three Hours, Two Intermissions and One Long-Time Collaboration.

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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