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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  • 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!
  • Mark Harvey Levine:
    23 Apr. 2020
    A very funny play that answers a very big question -- what would you do if you knew you were about to die? Goes beyond the comedy, too, to find some nicely drawn human moments. A great example of a playwright taking a real event and running with it. It gives me that "Dang, I wish I'd thought of that" feeling.
  • Jan Probst:
    2 Apr. 2020
    Sweet, funny play about what you might do in the moment, if the end was very near. Sharp, witty dialogue offers multiple opportunities for nuanced performances in this clever two-hander.

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

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Rapture Theatre
    ,
    2020