Post Pulitzer Win, Annie Baker's The Flick Will Return to NYC

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14 Apr 2014

Louisa Krause in <i>The Flick.</i>
Louisa Krause in The Flick.
Photo by Joan Marcus

Playwright Annie Baker's The Flick, which was named the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama April 14, will receive a New York remounting at the Barrow Street Theatre, according to the New York Times.

Producer Scott Rudin (A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, Death of a Salesman) will present the New York remounting of the play. Dates for the Off-Broadway production shortly. Read about the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama here. 

Playwright Baker stated that she expected original Off-Broadway cast members Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten to return for the Barrow Street run.

The Barrow Street Theatre is currently home to Jonathan Tollins' hit comedy Buyer and Cellar, which is currently selling tickets through August.

Baker's study of boredom, yearning and dysfunction in a crew of New England movie-house workers was extended during its 2013 Off-Broadway world-premiere engagement at Playwrights Horizons. The Flick was directed by Sam Gold (Fun Home, Circle Mirror Transformation).



Baker's work is described as such: "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."

Baker's play inspired off stage drama last spring when Playwrights Horizons subscribers criticized the play's 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.

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Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten
Photo by Joan Marcus