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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  • Julie Zaffarano:
    4 Mar. 2021
    What do you do when faced with imminent death? During a vacation in Hawaii? Marcia Eppich-Harris takes us on this journey through the eyes of an unsuspecting couple. Fast paced, funny, moving.
  • Mary Karty:
    15 Dec. 2020
    This has so much emotion in one play. There is humor, love, betrayal, and redemption in only 10 minutes. Very adaptable.
  • Megan Ann Jacobs:
    27 Apr. 2020
    A hilarious show about facing one's own mortality- who would have thought! This is quick, sharp, and invokes such empathy for all sides that it will have you wiping a tear away from your check and then holding your belly laughing the next. A true work of art!

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
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Rapture Theatre
    ,
    2020