In the week where the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to the first musical since 2010, Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner opened at the National's Dorfman Theatre in an almost straight transfer from off-Broadway, reuniting two original cast members with director Sam Gold.
In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.
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