|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Baker and Gold struck artistic gold with Circle Mirror Transformation (at Playwrights Horizons, which gave it an unusually extended run) and Off-Broadway's The Aliens and Uncle Vanya (in an adaptation by Baker). Gold directed the recent Broadway productions of Picnic and Seminar.
According to PH notes, "In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees (Krause, Maher and Moten) 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, more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen, play out in the empty aisles. 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."
Performances play to March 31 on Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater at 416 W. 42nd Street.
The Flick is the result of a Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission awarded by Playwrights Horizons.
The production features scenic and costume designs by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Bray Poor. Production stage manager is Alaina Taylor.
For tickets and more information, visit playwrightshorizons.org.