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Specialty Nights

  • Post-Show Discussion Nights March 16 & 29 and April 6, 2016
  • Pride Nights March 18 & April 8, 2016
  • Open Captioned Performances April 9, 2016 at 2PM and April 12, 2016 at 7:30PM


The Flick

by Annie Baker

March 1 – April 24, 2016


Set in the popcorn-strewn, empty aisles of a crumbling Massachusetts movie theater, this 2014 Pulitzer Prize® winner exposes the surprising tenderness and comedy in the everyday.

Spilled soda on the floor. Leftover food wrappers stashed in the seats. Three minimum wage employees perform the humdrum labor necessary to keep one of the last 35 millimeter projectors running. Through seemingly small conversations about movie actors, broom techniques and weekend plans, the characters divulge heartbreak, hopes and a compelling story all their own.

With her finely-tuned comic eye, Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens) brings a rich humanity to three people who desperately strive to connect, help each other move on and accept their place in the world.

“Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.” —New York Magazine

The Flick will run approximately three hours and fifteen minutes, with one fifteen-minute intermission.

The Flick contains profanity and adult sexual situations.

  • Theatre Development Fund

    Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.