The Flick by Annie Baker
Snakeskin Jacket & The 28th Minute present The Flick by Annie Baker.
Annie Bakers Pulitzer Prize winning 2014 drama, The Flick, is set in a rundown movie theatre, which, like its trio of underpaid employees, is struggling to survive.
The action of the play occurs in the shadowy, decidedly unglamourous intervals after screenings, when the spectators have departed, and the theatre must be cleared of debris. Sam, Rose, and Avery live lives starkly different from conventional movie fantasies, but the power of movies to shape and affect their beliefs and behavior is still operative, and each of them draws upon cinemas seductive current. They are rashly, foolishly, heartbreakingly and often nobly in pursuit of love, artistic fulfillment, enticing dangers, prison escape and, above all, self-respect. If only they didnt need to keep this damned job.
There is room in this shoestring epic about working life for every conceivable mood, and The Flicks deceptively low-key method is laden with surprise. Comedy and futility are evenly matched throughout this story, and neither can claim a decisive victory.
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times described the play in the following terms: Hilarious and ineffably touching Ms. Bakers peerless aptitude for exploring how people grope their way toward a sense of equanimity, even as they learn to accept disappointment, is among the things that make her such a gifted writer This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.
in the Rachel Browne Theatre - 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Directed by George Toles
Ivan Henwood, Aaron Radwanski, Jen Robinson, and Thomas Toles
Asst. Directed by Kevin Ramberran
THE RACHEL BROWNE THEATRE (View)
204 211 BANNATYNE AVE
WINNIPEG, MB R3B 3P2
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|