Cinema Comes to the Stage With The Flick

March 13, 2018
Sometimes jawing about movies is high art.

It’s always a good time when theatre and film overlap, and this instance is such a success it won a Pulitzer. Outhouse Theatre and Seymour Centre will present the Sydney premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning smash hit The Flick by Annie Baker, next month.

Craig Baldwin directs the play, set in a run-down Massachusetts movie theatre, that tells the tale of three underpaid employees bond over film trivia, cleaning techniques and minor embezzling. The movies showing are no match for the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks that play out in the empty aisles. With humanity and humour, The Flick builds into a heartfelt cry for authentic connection in a fast-changing world.

The Flick stars Mia Lethbridge (Ensemble’s Barefoot In The Park, Ch 7’s A Place to Call Home, ABC’s The Slap), Jeremy Waters (4 Minutes 12 Seconds, Sydney Theatre Award Nominee –The Aliens and Jerusalem), Matt Cheetham (New Theatre’s Birdland, Red Line Productions’ Kayak) and newcomer Justin Amankwah, and runs from April 5 – 21. To book, head over to the Seymour Centre site.

 

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