The Flick

Performance dates:

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Friday, November 25 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 26 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 27 @ 2:00pm

*Thursday, December 1 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4 @ 2:00pm

*Thursday, December 8 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 9 @ 7:30pm
**Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00pm

*50% capacity audience performance

** There will be a preshow talk with Film Scene before the Saturday, 12/10 performance, starting at 6:30pm.  This event is free and open to public.

Creative Team

Director: Angie Toomsen
Costume Designer: Bethany Kasperek
Lighting Designer: E. Haywood
Sound Designer: Jason Herbert
Props Master: Stephen Polchert
Stage Manager: Jared Kiebel
Dramaturg: Rob Silverman Ascher
Intimacy Director: Carrie Pozdol
Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Green
Board Operator: Terra Richardson


Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City

by Annie Baker
Directed by Angie Toomsen
November 25 – December 11, 2022 at Riverside Theatre

In a rundown movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last 35mm projectors in the state. The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives. (Pulitzer Prize, 2014)

Presenting Sponsors: David Maier and Matthew McGrane


Rose: Claire Boston
Sam: Elijah Jones
Avery: Ren Price
Skyler: Kyle Schindler


The Flick is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. Contains mature themes and language which some patrons may find offensive or triggering. Also contains short moments of flashing light from a projector.


Masks are now optional at Friday & Saturday night performances and special events. On Thursdays and Sundays, masks are required to be worn by patrons, staff, and volunteers in our venue, including the lobby and performance spaces, except while enjoying concessions. Our onsite staff will be happy to provide patrons with a disposable mask should they forget to bring one.


Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 2pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 5:30pm.