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Take Care

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Members say: Resonant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original

About the show

The Flea Theater presents a world premiere participatory performance that investigates the ways we respond to present and imminent danger, addressing racism and climate change. More…

'Take Care' gathers and re-configures our personal language around emergency preparedness, abandonment, and consolation. An exploration of our most urgent personal and global concerns, this production seeks a provocative intersection between our nation’s inadequate response to the systemic racism that devalues brown bodies and the ongoing climate change crisis. 'Take Care' includes individualized prompts for audience participation alongside scripted moments for the cast. Audiences will have the opportunity to choose their desired level of participation—they can be on stage or around it.

Member Reviews (1)


Resonant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original

During previews
Original, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You aren't afraid of audience participation, you're looking for a theater experience unlike others

Don't see it if You are looking for a passive experience, you want a clear, linear narrative

December 11th, 2015
"The professionals perform their complicated and sometimes physically demanding chores with admirable gusto...Mr. Smith has coordinated the activity with the rigor of a drill sergeant. In fact it was the 70-minute production’s precision more than its often heavy-handed, half-improvised content th...
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December 11th, 2015
"'Take Care' often feels more like a technical exercise than a powerful political statement...The direction is confident, and the Bats, the theatre's resident troupe, are always a pleasure...I would never suggest that what is going on isn't urgent or deeply felt. But, in a funny way, 'Take Care' ...
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December 14th, 2015
"While underscoring the connection between climate and race may be eye-opening, 'Take Care' undercuts itself with a tendency to prioritize shocking audiences over empowering and educating them...Some of the images and moments that create this discomfort feel gratuitous, overwrought, or deployed f...
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December 13th, 2015
"'Take Care' is highly experimental and highly rewarding…An experimental immersive event about climate change and race that is carefully crafted. This is a play for the fearless...For those eager to take a risk this is a play for you…There are so many moving parts to 'Take Care' that it is incred...
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