PHOTO CALL: Annie Baker's The Flick Begins World-Premiere Run in NYC
By Krissie Fullerton
26 Feb 2013
Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten are featured in The Flick,Annie Baker's new Off-Broadway play that reunites her with director Sam Gold. Playwrights Horizons gives the tale of movie-house employees its world premiere starting Feb. 15.
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."
Opening night is March 12. Performances will play to March 31 on Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater at 416 W. 42nd Street.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.