Aloha Apocalypse (Ten Minute Play)

Ed and Sophie wake up on January 13, 2018, to learn that their Hawaiian vacation is being interrupted by nuclear war. To ease his conscience before they die, Ed confesses his long-kept secret to his wife. As they say goodbye to one apocalypse, the couple says hello to a new one.
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Aloha Apocalypse (Ten Minute Play)

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  • Kelly Grayum:
    30 May. 2024
    What a wonderful opportunity for two actors to explore impending doom and what kind of reactions that would coax out of them. Darkly funny and suspenseful.
  • Greg Mandryk:
    8 Dec. 2023
    We all know how we're supposed to face imminent annihilation: all hugs and forgiveness for whatever lingering grievances we may have with our loved ones. Marcia Eppich-Harris skewers that notion beautifully with ALOHA APOCALYPSE. Anyone who's ever been in an intense situation with their long-term significant other should be able to relate to the feeling of "Oh my God! Can I not even die in a nuclear blast correctly for you?" that she serves up. Dark, profound, and hilarious!
  • Christopher Plumridge:
    27 Jul. 2022
    If there's a lesson to be learned from this dark yet funny two hander is that it's better to have sex than talk when faced with an imminent apocalypse!
    No doubt in such a situation we will be overwhelmed with so many emotions, but it's the distance from our loved ones which must hurt the most. A great play!

Character Information

  • Sophie
    45-55,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    45-55-year-old woman, on vacation in Hawaii with her husband, Ed. Mother of two sons, ages 12 and 15. She has given her whole life to her husband and kids and lives for them. She and Ed are best friends.
  • Ed
    45-55,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    ED is on vacation with his wife, Sophie. He’s a decent guy, mainly. Deeply buried in his psyche is the fact that he had an affair several years ago, but it doesn’t massively impact their relationship because he’s never told Sophie. Loves his family and considers Sophie his best friend.
  • Broadcaster
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    BROADCASTER - Voice that warns about the imminent danger to Hawaii on January 13, 2018.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Indiana Playwrights Circle
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Spark Creative Works
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Very Rascals, London
    ,
    2021
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Rapture Theatre
    ,
    2020