By Annie Baker
Directed by Nadia Tass
Australian Premiere in Association with the Melbourne International Film Festival
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
With Ngaire Dawn Fair, Dion Mills, Ben Prendergast & Kevin Hofbauer
Set Designer Shaun Gurton
Lighting Designer David Parker
Assistant Lighting Designer Clare Springett
Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith & Daniel Nixon
Production Manager Dawn Holland
Stage Manager Rebekah Gibbs
Assistant Stage Manager Melissa Place
Costume Designer Rebecca Dunn
SOLD OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON
NB: Show location is Shebeen, 36 Manchester Lane in Melbourne CBD. The Flick is NOT at our home theatre in St Kilda.
Sam, Rose and Avery are the underpaid employees of one of the last remaining film projector cinemas in Massachusetts. They bicker, laugh and dream their way through shifts in the empty aisles. New kid Avery has an encyclopaedic obsession with film, and Sam has an unrequited obsession with Rose. Rose does what Rose wants to do.
With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, Annie Baker examines hidden corners of our existence, revealing the gems of truth that reside therein.
In a first time partnership with the Melbourne International Film Festival, we invite you to a very special Red Stitch live theatre production at Shebeen, 36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. New York City, commissioned and produced the World Premiere of ‘THE FLICK’ Off-Broadway in 2013.
THE FLICK was commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Commissioning Program.
LIMITED SEASON: August 2nd -17th.
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th August: 2pm & 7pm
6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th August: 8pm
Tickets (Full $45, Red Stitch Subscribers/MIFF Members $39, Conc $42)
Show Duration: Approx 3 hours including a 20 minute interval
PLEASE NOTE THAT SHEBEEN IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
★★★★★“Annie Baker is the most talented American playwright of her generation. This delicate, luminous production keeps you enthralled throughout.” – The Age
★★★★½ “”Filled with a keen sense of emotional truth. The cast are brilliant… The epitome of theatre…” Arts Hub
★★★★★ “The best American drama I’ve seen… an extraordinary addition to the Red Stitch 2014 program.” – Crikey
★★★★ “Baker’s text is a masterpiece… Tass’ take on it is strikingly perfect… And the cast is revelatory.” – Herald Sun