Pulitzer Winner The Flick Will Return With Original Cast; Tickets on Sale Today

News   Pulitzer Winner The Flick Will Return With Original Cast; Tickets on Sale Today
Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick will return Off-Broadway to the Barrow Street Theatre May 5, with opening night set for May 28. The cast and creative team from the original 2013 Playwrights Horizons run will return for the remounting.

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

Tickets go on sale today at www.smarttix.com. Detailed ticket information can be found below.

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.

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."

Tickets are available by visiting www.smarttix.com, calling (212) 868-4444, or visiting the Barrow Street Theatre box office (27 Barrow Street corner of Seventh Avenue, opens 1 PM daily). During previews, tickets for Tuesday – Thursday performances at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM are priced at $55, with performances Sunday evening at 7:30 PM priced at $45. Beginning May 29, Tuesday through Sunday matinee performances are priced at $75, with Sunday evenings priced at $59. Student tickets are also available for $25 the day of the performance via www.smarttix.com or the box office. $25 student tickets are limited to one ticket per student ID.

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