The Pulitzer Prize winning drama “The Flick” will open the 2018 semester at East Tennessee State University in the Bud Frank Theatre. Presented by the ETSU Department of Theatre and Dance, the show will run Feb. 16-19, with performances on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m.
Written by Annie Baker, “The Flick” is set in a run-down movie theater in Massachusetts where three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projects in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The show is a hilarious and heart-rendering cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
The four ETSU students starring in “The Flick” are Charles Clark as Sam, Francisco Rodriguez as Avery, Eulalah Prater as Rose and Hunter Thomas as Skylar/Sleeping Man.
Several other ETSU students are leading the production team, including Evin McQuistion as assistant director, Levi Bradford as lighting designer, Tyler Mitchell as costume designer, Isaline Humphrey as stage manager, Taylor Hutchison as production assistant, Dylan Weston as lighting technician, Kadiesha Evans as audio technician and Ellie Burnett as wardrobe assistant.
Faculty member Patrick Cronin is directing “The Flick” and is joined by colleagues Zach Olsen as technical director, Beth Skinner as costume shop supervisor and Delbert Hall as scenic designer.
Tickets are $5 for students, faculty and staff with ID and $10 for general public. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2sjsMmT or call 423-439-6524.