by Annie Baker
directed by Nathan Motta
March 3 - 26, 2017

Regional Premiere

2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
2013 OBIE Award, playwriting
2013 susan smith blackburn prize

Run time:
Act I - 86 min.
Act II - 72 min.
One 15 minute Intermission
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Sexual Situations


The story

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. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the movies on screen.

With keen insight and finely-tuned comedy, THE FLICK is a hilarious and heartrending cry for authenticity in a changing world.

I just have a hard time.
When like - my mind goes blank and I like...
I always just think: I’d rather be watching a movie.
— Avery, THE FLICK

The Artists

The production


"Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. THE FLICK may be the best arguement anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater." - New York Magazine

The Audience

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