A play for movie lovers about movie lovers.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors 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. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, THE FLICK is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. “Funny, heartbreaking, sly and unblinking. THE FLICK may be the best argument anyone yet has made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.” – New York Magazine
ALL NEW PEOPLE
by Zach Braff
December 6 - 22, 2013
Directed by Louis Farber
Who knew the worst day of your life could be so funny?
From Zach Braff, the writer, director and lead of the hit film Garden State and star of the long-running TV comedy “Scrubs,” ALL NEW PEOPLE is a fresh look at unexpected and accidental friendships that arise in life’s most trying situations. It's the dead of winter, and the summer vacation getaway of Long Beach Island, New Jersey is desolate and blanketed in snow. Charlie is 35, heartbroken, and just wants some time away from the rest of the world. The island ghost-town seems to be the perfect escape until his solitude is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A morbidly funny, angst-filled new comedy that The Huffington Post hailed as “The defining play of a generation.”
by Samuel D. Hunter
February 14 - March 2, 2014
Directed by Ron May
A drama of gigantic proportions.
Since the death of his boyfriend, morbidly obese 600 pound Charlie (who we’re thrilled will be played by Nearly Naked Theatre Artistic Director Damon Dering) confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to death. With his health quickly failing, Charlie becomes desperate to reconnect with Ellie, his estranged and angry teenage daughter whom he has not seen in 17 years. He would give her anything: his love, his money…maybe even his life. Written by Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, THE WHALE is a tough, humorous and emotionally powerful play about how we cope with loss, and how new definitions of family, friends and religion shape our lives. "…beautifully devastating…raw and vital..." – Chicago Tribune
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THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by Kristoffer Diaz
April 25 - May 17, 2014
Directed by Ron May
A kick-ass comedy. For real.
Finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Macedonio “Mace” Guerra plays the fall-guy for mega-successful “THE” Wrestling League, losing again and again to the impossibly charismatic champ Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of Chad’s, Mace decides to get him a job in the company. Only problem is, the boss has a very specific plan for the duo: put them onscreen as terrorists. “The delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire.” – NY Times
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