Signature Theatre Announces Cast for Regional Premiere of The Flick

Feb 1, 2016
The Flick

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of The Flick directed by Joe Calarco (Signature's Cake Off, Shakespeare's R&J). The Flick follows the story of three employees at a crumbling Massachusetts movie theatre and was called "the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater" by New York Magazine. Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play will receive its DC area premiere in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre, March 1 - April 17.

"Signature Theatre is thrilled to bring Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play to Washington," said Eric Schaeffer, Signature Theatre Artistic Director. "We've assembled a top-notch cast for this premiere and are looking forward to sharing this play with our audiences under Joe Calarco's direction."

"Annie Baker's play has been a phenomenon since it first premiered and won the Pulitzer Prize," said Joe Calarco, Signature Theatre Director of New Works. "Her groundbreaking exploration of the everyday, seemingly mundane, details of working class life, has polarized audiences and transformed what we call 'realism' and 'naturalism' into a kind of hilarious and heartbreaking poetry. I couldn't be more excited that Signature is the one to introduce it to DC area audiences especially in the intimacy of the 112-seat ARK theatre, which will only magnify the play's great humor and poignancy."

The production will star Evan Casey (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Really Really) as Sam, Laura C. Harris (Signature's Tender Napalm) as Rose, Thaddeus McCants (NYMF's Central Avenue Breakdown) as Avery and William Vaughan (Round House's Ironbound) as Skylar/Dreaming Man.

The creative team includes Scenic Design by James Kronzer; Costume Design by Frank Labovitz; Lighting Design by Andrew Cissna; Sound Design by Eric Shimelonis; Production Stage Manager Julie Meyer; and Production Assistant Sophia Lewin Adams.

Set in the popcorn-strewn, empty aisles of a crumbling Massachusetts movie theater, The Flick exposes the surprising tenderness and comedy in the everyday. Spilled soda on the floor. Leftover food wrappers stashed in the seats. Three minimum wage employees perform the humdrum labor necessary to keep one of the last 35 millimeter projectors running. Through seemingly small conversations about movie actors, broom techniques and weekend plans, the characters divulge heartbreak, hopes and a compelling story all their own.


by Annie Baker

Directed by Joe Calarco

Seven weeks only!

Performances run March 1, 2016 through April 17, 2016

Sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Further 2015/2016 Season Funding supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $40. Single tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Shirlington, by calling 703-820-9771, and online at

There will be no public performance on the evening of March 8. This production's Pride performances are scheduled for March 18 & April 8. Discussion performances are scheduled for March 16, 29 and April 6.

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