Playwright Annie Baker talks about her new play “The Flick,” along with Matthew Maher, who stars in it. “The Flick” is set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, where 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, more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen, play out in the empty aisles. “The Flick” is playing through April 7 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater.
Playwright Annie Baker was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the off-Broadway production of her play, "The Flick." She also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently.
Annie Baker was on the Lopate Show to discuss her adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at the SoHo Rep. She also told us that she's a fan of Texas. Find out what else Annie's a fan of!
Annie Baker, who adapted Chekhov’s classic “Uncle Vanya,” discusses the play, along with Reed Birney and Michael Shannon, who star in it. Variety critic Marilyn Stasio called Baker’s version “a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind.” “Uncle Vanya” is playing at the Soho Rep, and has been extended through August 26.
Annie Baker fills us in on her interests after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.