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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  • Dan Taube:
    10 Jan. 2022
    Extremely compelling piece! Eppich-Harris puts her characters in an extraordinary situation and has them behave 100% in a believable way. Great characterization. Great story. Great writer!
  • Aly Kantor:
    8 Jan. 2022
    This humorous and tense meditation on the true scale of an apocalypse is full of charm, specificity, and genuine humanity. We are introduced to a couple who have been together for years and, in a matter of minutes, are forced to reveal their regrets, heartbreaks, and deepest, darkest secrets. Even though the bomb dropped isn't what was expected, we're left wondering how these two well-drawn, delightfully flawed characters will handle the "fallout" of their near-death experience. This was a brilliant way to turn a real historical event into a small but satisfying work of art!
  • Debbie Lamedman:
    23 Jun. 2021
    Eppich-Harris manages to create tension, fear, and humor in this 10-minute piece. I ran the gamut of emotions reading this fast-paced two-hander, feeling the terror this couple must be feeling, yet at the same time, chuckling at the petty arguments that come from being married to the same person for many years. In a short amount of time, we are given plenty to think about as we put ourselves in this situation. Powerful, funny, and poignant!

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