Bring the movie lover in your life to see “The Flick,” the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning play opening February 4 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!
“The Flick,” by playwright Annie Baker, is a comedy of the ordinary, capturing the lives of three cinema art house employees in Worcester, Massachusetts who, as they clean soda and snacks from the theatre floor and maintain the projector and talk about their love for film, try to find a connection between the three of them. Personal relationships, it seems, don’t work as well as in the movies.
“The Flick” debuted Off Broadway in New York in 2012 and has played to acclaimed audiences over its long run. The Steppenwolf Theatre opening is a major event in American Theatre.
(Annie Baker) “writes with tenderness and insight.” The New York Times
Steppenwolf Theatre may be the most important theatre in the world. Founded by John Malcovich, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise and a host of others in the 70s, the troupe has had great success with world premieres of plays such as “The Grapes of Wrath,” “True West,” “Buried Child,” among others, most of which moved directly to Broadway.
Steppenwolf Theatre is located at 1650 North Halsted Street in Chicago. Tickets are half price in February. To order, go online to www.steppenwolf.org and follow the prompts.
Make your Steppenwolf Theatre experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.