Care Enough is a new play about love in a time of protest, exploring questions of power, responsibility and obligation in the personal and political. Someone once asked Buster Keaton how he did what he did without getting hurt. Keaton lifted up his shirt to reveal bruises all over his body. When asked why he kept on, Keaton responded, “You just have to care enough to keep going.” With that in mind, a man is taken hostage, lovers come and go, colonialism makes us crazy and what do we do? Care enough to keep on getting beaten up.
Full Production June 1 - 16, 2012 Nimbus Theater 1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN
"In Care Enough, a man is held hostage by political forces. Throughout the play, he is haunted by his former lover, while a chorus comments on the action that is happening both in the real world and in the character's mind." - Ed Huyck, City Pages
Santino Craven, Anna Carol, Adam Scarpello, Mason Mahoney, Sarah Hollows, Kathryn Fumie, Nora Sachs
Written by Carl Atiya Swanson Created with Savage Umbrella and the ensemble
Writer . . . Carl Atiya Swanson Director . . . Laura Leffler-McCabe Assistant Director / Choreographer . . . Hannah K. Holman Stage Manager . . . Claire Nadeau Sound Design / Composition . . . Ted Moore Set Design . . . Abbee Warmboe Lighting Design . . . Rachel Nelson Costume Design . . . Kari Kachelmacher Production Manager . . . Blake E. Bolan
Thank you, Minnesota! This activity is the recipient of a generous grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund.