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Aisle View: Popcorn in the Aisles

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Annie Baker, in The Flick, has drawn three disparate loners in dead-end menial jobs; engaged them in often aimless-seeming banter, as opposed to meaningful discussion; and keeps them at it for three-plus long hours.

First Nighter: Anne Washburn's "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" Does Go On and On and...

David Finkle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

"I've never actually seen an episode of The Simpsons," Gibson (Gibson Frazier) admits in the first section of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electr...

First Nighter: Annie Baker's Flick Delves Deep Into Lasting Silver-screen Effects

David Finkle | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Is there anything wrong with The Flick? I've wracked my brain to see if anything is, and I've come up with one glaring lapse: There's no broken seat.