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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  • Theatre Unchained:
    12 Apr. 2022
    We produced this piece in an outdoor 10-minute play festival and it is absolutely brilliant! Marcia is incredible to work with and her dialogue jumps off the page. We highly recommend working with this playwright and her work.
  • Nora Louise Syran:
    15 Mar. 2022
    If we only had minutes left....a delightful and funny but also harrowing look at a couple and the "tragic" push of an outside force, forcing change. Super pace, dialogue, physical action... Love the open-ended, non-ending of it all!
  • Morey Norkin:
    13 Mar. 2022
    Ripped from the headlines, as they say, and a situation that is becoming more frighteningly possible. A middle-aged couple wakes up to learn that their Hawaii vacation, and everything they know could be ended by an incoming ballistic missile. Marcia Eppich-Harris has put two fairly ordinary characters in an extraordinary situation. Farewells are recorded, confessions made, and oops! Now what? Plenty of tension and comic interludes fill this ten-minute triumph.

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