Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'The Flick'


The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the Rhode Island premiere of Annie Baker's Pultizer Prize-winning play, The Flick, directed by Wendy Overly and presented in a site-specific production at the Cable Car Cinema March 8-25.

The Flick welcomes audiences to a struggling movie theatre in a small New England town, where Sam, Avery and Rose are navigating lives as sticky as the soda under the seats. The movies on the big screen are no match for the tiny battles and not‐so‐tiny heartbreaks that play out in the empty aisles. Annie Baker (Body Awareness) and Director Wendy Overly reunite with this hilarious and heart‐rending cry for authenticity in a fast‐changing world.

With this production, the Wilbury Group brings Rhode Island audiences one of America’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. Massachusetts native Annie Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an OBIE for playwriting, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Flick, her hilarious and heartbreaking play about an indie movie house turning digital right here in New England.

"In the last ten years Annie Baker has established herself as one of the strongest voices in the American theatre," says Wilbury Founder / Artistic Director Josh Short. "As audiences saw in our 2014 production of Body Awareness, her writing manages to be hilarious, truthful, and quietly heartbreaking all at the same time. We are very proud to be partnering with the Cable Car Cinema to present this beautiful show in a site-specific production in their theater and I am sure that under Wendy's direction this production will be one audiences remember for years to come."

THE FLICK is presented March 8 - 25, 2018 at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, Providence RI. Tickets are $15-$35. Call 401.400.7100 or

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