Annie Baker's play THE FLICK arrives at the National Theatre direct from New York, where it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and the Obie Award for Playwriting. The production is directed by Sam Gold, with design by David Zinn, lighting by Jane Cox and sound by Brady Poor, with associate lighting by Isabella Byrd, THE FLICK is produced in association with Scott Rudin and is currently playing at the Barrow Street Theatre, New York, having originally been produced by Playwrights Horizons.
In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.
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