The brand-new black box theatre in the newly renovated NIU Stevens Building opens October 3 with The Flick, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Written by Annie Baker, The Flick is an honest look at human life and the outside world as seen through three underpaid movie ushers.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each night from Wednesday, October 3 through Saturday, October 6 with 2 p.m. matinees on October 6 and 7. Tickets are available through the School of Theatre and Dance Box Office at niu.edu/theatre or by calling (815) 753-1600. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $9 for students with a current ID.
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Avery, Sam, and Rose, who tend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the country, go through the motions of the every-day mundane tasks needed to keep the theater running. While they clean spilled popcorn and soda from the theater floors, their relationships bloom in the deserted aisles.
The outside world creeps into the protective walls of the theater as the employees endure low wages and low hopes for the future. They connect because of who they are, who they wish to be, and who society will never let them become.
In a fast-changing world such as ours, we humans long for genuine connection. The Flick offers a funny and heart-wrenching look at the seemingly insignificant moments and conversations that shape who we become.