Fri 3/3-Sun 3/26
There’s something wistfully romantic about the old neighborhood and small-town movie palaces, which began dying even before the rise of the large multiplexes thanks to competition from television. Most have now been torn down (the Center Mayfield in Cleveland Heights just weeks ago) or converted to other uses.
Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize– and Obie Award-winning play The Flick, which debuted in 2013, plays on that nostalgia. In its nearly three hours, it follows three employees of a decrepit movie theater in the small central Massachusetts city of Worcester as they go about their work, finding unexpected comedy in their often desultory conversation.
Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights will mount the regional premiere of The Flick, debuting with a preview Thu 3/2. It runs Thursday through Sundays through Sun 3/26. Tickets are $10-$32.