Playwrights Horizons New Season to Include Annie Baker & Tanya Barfield

February 15, 2012

From Top: Annie Baker and Tanya Barfield
From Top: Annie Baker and Tanya Barfield
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Playwrights Horizons has lined up new works by Annie Baker, Tanya Barfield, Richard Greenberg, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter and Lisa D'Amour as part of the Off-Broadway company's 2012-2013 season.

Annie Baker's The Flick, will reunite the playwright with Circle Mirror Transformation director Sam Gold. The new play is described as such: "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 New England. 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."

Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Well, Chinglish) will direct the world premiere of Tanya Barfield's The Call. "When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa," according to press notes. "But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home."

Playwrights Horizons is under the leadership of artistic director Tim Sanford and managing director Leslie Marcus.

Casting and dates of production will be announced at a later date.

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