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Red Flags

immersive theatre · capital w · Ages 21+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 06, 2017 my haunt life original article

What I liked

You soon find yourself believing this is no longer a show and that you are on a first date. The power of immersive theatre shines with this piece,

What I didn't like

Nothing about the show. I just wish I had more closure with Emma. Was it me? Was it something I said?

My overall impression

I had only done Capital W’s “Hamlet Mobile” before so I was very excited to attend “Red Flags”. “Red Flags” is an immersive, one on one, piece that puts you on a first date with Emma (played by Lauren Flans). Emma is a cute, nervous girl who has some…issues. One of the strengths of this show is that the “issues” are not over the top, they’re real world. This definitely helps you connect on an emotional level with Emma. As soon as she starts talking, you forget that this was a show that you got a ticket and time for, this was now a first date. What follows is roughly an hour of getting to know your date. You find out some things about her and she finds out some things about you. My date was Emma seemed to be ok. I was enjoying our conversations and walk around Hollywood. We shared secrets and frustrations as well as stories of being in love. When Emma shares, you can’t help but to feel bad at times. You really feel for this girl because you can tell she has a good heart deep down, but just doesn’t want to believe it herself. My date ended and we went our separate ways. I don’t know if there will be a 2nd date with Emma as of yet. I really hope this gets remounted in the future and I also hope there’s an option for a 2nd date with Emma. I’d really like to catch up with her and see how she’s doing.

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