When: Pay-what-you-can previews at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 10-11; regular performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13; 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-20, 25-27 and Feb. 1-3; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21 and 28
Where: Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 West Broadway, Eugene
Details: OCT kicks off 2018 with Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama “The Flick,” directed by John Schmor. 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 the state. 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. “The Flick” is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. The audience can participate in a “Talk Back” following the Sunday performances.
Tickets: $20 t0 $39 (except $35 for Jan 12 opening night performance and post-show reception); suggested $15 for pay-what-you-can preview performances; $15 for students with valid ID, except on opening night; tickets available at the box office, 541-465-1506, or online at octheatre.org