The creators of 2015's critically-acclaimed Hamlet-Mobile and 2016's And the Drum announce a brand new, one-on-one immersive experience, RED FLAGS, to premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June. RED FLAGS is a highly interactive exploration of the misunderstandings and unexpected connections of a bad first date.
RED FLAGS is a fictional first date between one audience member and one actor. When the audience members arrive, they meet "Emma." Her dating profile (sent to the audience in advance) says she can't live without "Jane Austen novels, her rescue dog, or love," and even though Emma's not having the best day, she's really excited to be going out. As Emma's story unfolds and the date goes off the rails, the audience member is pushed to confront their perceptions of dating, intimacy, and self-fulfilling prophecies.
RED FLAGS is a production of Capital W. Longtime collaborators in the Los Angeles comedy group Lost Moon Radio, Lauren Ludwig (Director/Writer) and Monica Miklas (Producer) created Capital W in 2015 to explore their shared passion for unconventional, immersive, and site-specific theater. LA Weekly called the company's first production, Hamlet-Mobile, "pure gold" (Bill Raden) and an enthralling embodiment of 'all the world's a stage'" (Steven Leigh Morris).
RED FLAGS stars Lauren Flans as Emma. The show is directed by Lauren Ludwig and produced by Monica Miklas. Ludwig penned the script, informed by a collaborative story-sharing process with Flans, Miklas, and other bad date survivors.
Performances of RED FLAGS begins on June 1 and run through June 25. All performances begin within one block of the Mobil station at Santa Monica and Vine, with exact meeting locations texted to audience members the day of the show. RED FLAGS is for audiences aged 21 years and up and include adult language and topics that may be uncomfortable for some audiences. The show is approximately one hour in length, though exact timing will vary. Audience members of all sexualities, gender identities, mobility levels, and relationship statuses - and with all amounts of personal dating baggage - are encouraged to attend.