The Flick

The Flick

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2013
Genres
Drama
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
summer 2012, a falling-apart movie theater in worcester county, massachusetts
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Ideal For
college theater, regional theater, professional theater
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

In a movie theater near Worcester, MA (called The Flick) -- one of the few that hasn't yet switched to digital film -- three employees work dreary jobs for just above minimum wage: selling tickets, cleaning up after patrons, and running the projector.  The economy is depressed and so are they, and yet over the course of this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sam, Rose, and Avery show themselves to be complex, feeling people with unrealized ambitions to become more than their dreary surroundings.  Annie Baker's drama unfolds in unhurried naturalistic scenes (much to the frustration of some early audiences at the New York premiere), and her astonishingly well observed and subtle characterizations suggest a Chekhovian ability to forge compelling drama from the littleness of everyday life.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



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