Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, Alex Hanna, and Aaron Clifton Moten will head to the movies in Annie Baker’s new off-Broadway play The Flick. Directed by Sam Gold, the production will begin performances February 15 at Playwrights Horizons, with an official opening night set for March 12. The Flick will play a limited engagement through March 31.
Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, The Flick tells the story of three underpaid employees (Krause, Maher and Moten) who mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their battles and heartbreaks, more gripping than the lackluster second-run movies on screen, play out in the empty theater aisles.
Krause’s off-Broadway credits include In a Dark Dark House and Iphigenia 2.0. She has appeared onscreen in Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Babysitters and King Kelly. Maher’s off-Broadway credits include The Race for the Ark Tattoo, The World Over, Uncle Vanya, Golden Child and School For Lies. Moten appeared on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire. Hanna makes his off-Broadway debut in The Flick.
The Flick includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Bray Poor.