Take Care

Synopsis:
Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the devastating consequences of overprescription. Once the impact was addressed, they faced the new challenge of abrupt changes in their care plans aimed to get people off of medications they never should have been given for long-term use. TAKE CARE explores the impact an unexplained chronic illness has on a marriage where 'in sickness' loses the certainty of 'in health,' leaving a woman desperate to be free from her pain.

Cast size: 1 man / 1 woman, Run time: 10 minutes

Development History:
Staged Reading: Elephant Room Productions, Philadelphia PA - 2019
Production: Commission Theatre Co., Chicago IL - 2016
Staged Reading: Victory Gardens, Chicago IL - 2016