Pulitzer Winner The Flick Will Return Off-Broadway With Original Cast

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Producer Scott Rudin announced Jan. 6 that Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick will return Off-Broadway to the Barrow Street Theatre in May. The original cast and creative team from Playwrights Horizons will return for the remounting.

Louisa Krause in The Flick.
Louisa Krause in The Flick. Photo by Joan Marcus

A New York return for the play - a study of boredom, yearning and dysfunction in a crew of New England movie-house workers - was previously reported in spring 2014. The play won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Flick will begin previews May 7 towards a May 28 opening night at the Barrow Street Theatre. Sam Gold (Fun Home, The Real Thing, Circle Mirror Transformation) will again direct the four-person play that played an extended Off-Broadway world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2013.

Returning for the production will be cast members Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten.

The Barrow Street run will also reunite 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 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."

An on-sale ticket date has not been announced. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at the corner of Seventh Avenue.

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