The Flick - presented by Forward Theater
By Annie Baker
Thu, Jan 28 - Sun, Feb 14, 2016
The Playhouse: $20 - $45
2 hours, 45 minutes with Intermission
Appropriate for ages 16+ due to profanity and some sexual content.
Sponsored by: CUNA Mutual Group, DeWitt, Ross & Stevens, LLC, The Wisconsin Film Festival, and The Cap Times
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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. Amidst the daily drudgery, they navigate the small triumphs and heartbreaking moments that are the substance of our daily lives. Issues of race, class, family, and sex underline this awkward, funny, and incredibly touching play. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and poignant cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
“… if you have any feeling for ordinary people in furtive search of those extraordinary things — requited love, true friendship, a sustaining belief in man’s humanity to man — that can ennoble any life (or blight it, should they be lost), this lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness, and probably stay there for a while.”
- The New York Times
“Annie Baker…is hot to the touch, and still turning our must-watch work.”
Pre-show talkbacks will be held on the following dates:
- THU, FEB 11, 6:30 PM
- SUN, FEB 14, 1 PM
The seats remaining near the stage on the sides of The Playhouse are limited view. Below is an example of the angle as taken from D 103 on the house left side of the main floor. Please be aware of this before you purchase tickets there as there are no refunds.