SUMMARY ´ The Flick

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The FlickIn a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty five millimeter projectors in the state With keen insight a. When will I ever learn I should know by now that the Pulitzer Prize for Drama might as well be a Razzie Award for really dumb plays Proof won the Pulitzer a play in which the protagonist learns that whereas a mathematical conjecture reuires proof love reuires trust Wow Hallmark cards have the same level of wisdom at a cheaper price August Osage County won a Pulitzer That had a real shocking incest revelation Well fine it's heartening to know that playwrights still think their jaded audiences in this age of sexual anarchy will be shocked by incest but in the history of drama incest revelations are a hackneyed trope and in the 2500 years since Sophocles have long since become a hallmark of very lazy writingAnd now The Flick a play about three people doing minimum wage work at a Movie Theatre with its heyday long gone It's one of the last theatres with just one screen and one of the last if not the last to have not yet switched over to a digital projector And so there's a lot of stuff in the play about how film is superior to digital and yeah that's somewhat interesting And one of the characters is a closeted gay which is a tad unbelievable given that the play is set in Massachusetts but it's just boring than unbelievable Fortunately the play devotes only one scene to this young man's sexual hang ups Deo gratias Most of the play is a litany of slaps at moviegoer slobs you know the people who spill soda and popcorn all over the aisles or who bring even messier food in the theatre like say burritos etc Such jokes are funny for maybe five minutes but this play makes the violations of moviegoing etiuette into a fullblown existential crisis If the message is that minimum wage workers have petty concerns well this is just insultingBut the real drama in the play comes when the closeted gay guy is caught stealing money from the theatre His co workers were in on the scam too but he does not rat them out Instead he wants them to admit their guilt and if they do perhaps the owner will realize that well damn he's just not paying his workers a livable wage have mercy and not fire any of them The two co workers are too fearful of losing their only livelihood to take a brave stand of solidarity They would rather the gay guy who is in college on a full ride and is they assume just doing this job for pocket money take the fall all by himself Well hell I can sympathize with that sort of reasoning Yeah it's cowardly pusillanimous and demeaning to our common humanity but that's what the brutal logic of capitalism does to folks And if that was the message of this play and I am not uite sure it was the play seems to want us to be appalled by the co workers' petty cravenness a guy like Karl Marx and others have made this point powerfully and over with the urgent rallying cry that if a system like capitalism destroys our human solidarity then well we should destroy capitalism All this play will move people to do is maybe have a uaint pseudo intellectual chat about it over coffee served by an underpaid barista

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SUMMARY ´ The Flick ☆ In a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty five millimeter projectors in the state With keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three charaNd a ceaseless attention to detail The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives A critical hit when it premiered Off Broadway th. Like the most perfect like elegant thing ever

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Is comedy by one of the country's most produced and highly regarded young playwrights was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize an Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Dram. as a very anxious person who also uses movies as a way to cope with and avoid the stresses of the real world this hit home a little too much i will never think about any mundane conversation i have with people in the same way again