Last weekend a thunderstorm knocked out the power at The Alban Theatre, forcing the conciliation of one of the planned performances of the play The Flick.
To make up for the loss, another performance has been added this Thursday evening, June 9 at 8 p.m.
In Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, The Flick, the employees of an aging movie theater awkwardly interact; as they drudge through the tasks of their low wage jobs. Avery, a film nut, gets his dream job working in the last 35mm theater in the county. Is he prepared to deal with the friendships, intimate situations, and betrayals that aren’t flickering on the screen? At times the play is hysterically funny with snappy comebacks and the strange situations that one can find cleaning up after the public; and sometimes the subjects can be quite dark, as Avery deals with depression and betrayal from his new friends. This play pushes the envelope on timing, and the tension an audience can feel in an uncomfortable situation. Seating will be limited to 75, and this play does include adult language and situations, so parental discretion is advised. The play is nearly three hours long, but there will be one 15 minute intermission.
The Flick - Alban Arts Center presents the play on June 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center at 65 Olde Main Plaza in St. Albans. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.