The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Flick” is coming to the Aux Dog Theatre. It’s a true slice of American life. The story, with memorable characters, unfolds in a single screen movie theatre that has certainly seen better days.
It begins with longtime, 35-year-old employee Sam showing 20-year-old newbie and film geek Avery the ropes. The third member of the group is twentysomething Rose, who has the coveted job of projectionist, despite Sam’s having been employed there significantly longer. It’s but one of the many causes of quiet tension among the group, as well as Sam’s hopeless crush on Rose. The play is a slice of life that Annie Baker, previously responsible for such acclaimed works as The Aliens, John and Circle Mirror Transformation, is far from dispassionate, revealing an underlying tenderness and sympathy for her characters’ existential plight.
The show runs March 22 to April 14 Fri & Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Go to Aux Dog Theatre for information.