MFA Lab Series: The Flick
May 3 – 5
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive, Evanston
By Annie Baker
Directed by Danielle Roos
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 rows, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies shown on their screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, THE FLICK is a heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Danielle Roos (Director) is a theatre maker and director currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at Northwestern University. She is the founder of Yellow Rose Productions and co-founder of the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women. Danielle was one of the writers for PRINCESS CUT: A YOUNG GIRL’S REALITY INSIDE A TENNESSEE SEX RING. She directed and produced the play for the New York International Fringe Festival and a series of performances around the Southeast United States. Previously at Northwestern, Danielle directed WOYZECK by Georg Büchner. Other favorite directing credits include FICTION and ALL IN THE TIMING (Yellow Rose Productions), MACHINAL and THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Dordt College Theatre) and Assistant Directing for Jessica Thebus on BOOK OF WILL at Northlight Theatre and Robin Witt on A NUMBER at Writers Theatre.
Annie Baker (playwright) plays include THE ANTIPODES (Signature Theatre), John (National Theatre/Signature Theatre, Obie Award for Collaboration, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Play), THE FLICK (Playwrights Horizons/Barrow Street Theatre/National Theatre, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hull-Warriner Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Obie Award for Playwriting, UK Critics Circle Award for Best New Play), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Obie Award for Best New American Play), BODY AWARENESS (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), and an adaptation of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival), for which she also designed the costumes. Her plays have been produced at over 200 theaters throughout the U.S. and in over a dozen countries. Other honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwriting Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. She is a Master-Artist-Residence and Co-Chair of the MFA Playwriting Program at Hunter College.
Myra Reavis, Scenic Designer
Raquel Adorno, Costume Designer
Jackie Mroziaak, Lighting Designer
Grover Hollway, Sound Designer
Friday, May 3 8:00PM
Saturday, May 4 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday, May 5 2:00PM
General Public $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door
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