3/16-24 - Lansing Community College Performing Arts in partnership with Peppermint Creek Theatre Company presents The Flick by Annie Baker directed by John Lepard
7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 16-17, 2018
7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018
2:00 p.m. Sundays, March 18 & 25, 2018
Where Peppermint Creek Theatre Company
Miller Performing Arts Center
6025 Curry Lane, Lansing, MI
This Pulitzer Prize winning play is set in a run-down movie theatre where three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors around. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Director John Lepard said, “While the play touches on many timely subjects including racial friction and the loss of an artistic medium in a digital age, the play is ultimately about the need to break through our barriers and connect with another human.”
Several years ago, Lepard had proposed directing the play to LCC, but performance rights weren’t available at the time and LCC’s performance spaces weren’t conducive to the movie theatre setting. Melissa Kaplan, LCC Performing Arts Coordinator, suggested the possibility of teaming with Peppermint Creek. “I knew Peppermint Creek has also wanted to produce The Flick, and I thought their space at Miller Performing Arts Center would be the perfect setting. Partnering helps both groups by sharing resources and audiences.”
“Peppermint Creek is thrilled to be partnering with LCC, an institution that creates such vivid and dynamic theatre,” said Chad Swan-Badgero, Peppermint Creek’s Artistic Director. “It has become increasingly important for us as a theatre company to reach further into the community for partnerships and collaborations to deepen the work on our stage, and to diversify our audiences and the experience they have at the theatre. Collaborations such as these truly help build and create a strong theatre and arts community in Lansing.”
The cast includes Ndegwa McCloud, Hannah Feuka, Steve Lee and Quinn Kelley. In a case of fiction meeting reality, two cast members are movie theatre employees, McCloud at NCG Cinema Eastwood and Feuka at The State Theatre in Ann Arbor.
Cost $5 students, $10 faculty/staff/seniors (65+), $15 general admission.
Tickets can be purchased on the Peppermint Creek website – http://www.peppermintcreek.org/the-flick-tickets.html or at the door 30 minutes before curtain.
Contact LCC Performing Arts Production Office, 517-483-1122/1488
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