Playwright Annie Baker uses silence -- the pauses before and after tangents -- to capture an audience’s psyche. She told the New Yorker she doesn’t consciously write to an academically defined style: “Realism, naturalism -- are you talking about, like, Ibsen?” (She, like, isn’t.) Baker’s The Flick, which enchanted and annoyed off-Broadway theatergoers a mere six months ago, is presented here by Stray Cat Theatre through Saturday, October 5.
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The play’s famously long. So maybe nap, grab a meal, and be sure to pee before it starts, just so you’ll be optimally seduced and affected by your time with the characters: employees of a small-town 35mm cinema, whom you’ll witness puttering among their theater’s seats between screenings. Sunday, September 22, features special $12 seats for everyone at 2 p.m. at 132 East Sixth Street in Tempe. Regular admission is $15 to $25. Call 480-227-1766 or visit www.straycattheatre.org to snag tickets.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Oct. 5, 2013