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Miami Theatre season opens with "The Flick"

Miami University Department of Theatre presents Annie Baker’s The Flick Sept. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. and October 1 at 2 p.m. in Studio 88, Center for Performing Arts. The play, which follows the lives of employees at a crumbling movie theatre in Massachusetts, is directed by Saffron Henke, assistant professor of theatre at Miami. Student assistant directors are Colin Shimrock and Tanner McCormick.

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick is a touching story of everyday people living everyday lives striving for more, whatever that means to them. The story takes place in a cinema called the Flick where employees Rose, Avery and Sam, played by sophomore Kate Herman, junior Joshua George and junior Benn Cobb, respectively, discuss life and more while cleaning up the popcorn and trash left behind by messy movie-goers. Described as “hilarious and touching” as well as “funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking,” Baker’s dramatic comedy is a must-see.

The play’s creative team rounds out with Miami students – set design by Laura Schorsch; costume design by Rachel Scardina; with stage management by Shelby Scaffidi and assistant stage manager, Caroline Avolio.

Tickets are available at the H.O.M.E. box office, located in the Campus Avenue Building. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors and $8.00 for students and children. Group discounts are also available. Purchase tickets online>>

*Please note: The Flick contains adult themes, strong language and drug references.


Read student dramaturgy submissions relating to themes within the play, the history, and playwright Annie Baker by visiting "The Flick" Show Page>>