Two Annie Baker Plays Extend Off-Broadway

News   Two Annie Baker Plays Extend Off-Broadway
 
Signature Theatre has announced that the world premiere of Annie Baker's John, which begins previews July 22 and is helmed by Fun Home director and Tony winner Sam Gold, will extend another week. The news joins the recent announcement that the remounting of The Flick, Baker's earlier, Pulitzer Prize-winning work, also directed by Gold, will extend Off-Broadway into next year.

John takes place at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, PA, the week after Thanksgiving. The cast includes Broadway vet Lois Smith, who is a two-time Tony nominee for The Grapes of Wrath and Buried Child, five-time Emmy Award nominee Georgia Engel ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"); Christopher Abbott ("Girls"); and Hong Chau ("Inherent Vice"). Opening night for John is scheduled for Aug. 11 in the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center with performances running through Sept. 6. For more information and to purchase tickets visit SignatureTheatre.

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick, which premiered in 2013 to critical acclaim, officially opened at the Barrow Street on Theatre May 18, featuring the cast and creative team from the original Playwrights Horizons production. Due to popular demand, the production will now run through Jan. 10, 2016. 

The play is a study of boredom, yearning and dysfunction, as told through the eyes of a crew of New England movie-house workers. For more information and to purchase tickets visit BarrowStreetTheatre.

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