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How to Survive an Apocalypse - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

How to Survive an Apocalypse

Jordan Hall

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: PMS0000000271

"The wisecracks and one-liners come fast and furious...a fitfully entertaining, romantic comedy decked out in camouflage." - Vancouver Sun 

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Vancouver, but much of what is resonant for Vancouver may well be resonant for other large urban centers.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A young and successful urban couple become convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. They become ‘preppers’, hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and they are both forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life. A romantic comedy about the end of days.

REVIEWS 

"The wisecracks and one-liners come fast and furious...a fitfully entertaining, romantic comedy decked out in camouflage." - Vancouver Sun 

"The play is filled with nods to our distraction-prone, screen-addled culture...Hall has tapped into a powerful modern undercurrent with Apocalypse." - Daily Hive 


How to Survive an Apocalypse was premiered at The Firehall Arts Centre on June 2nd, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was premiered by Touchstone Theatre in association with the Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre. The director was Katrina Dunn.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

JEN - late-twenties/early thirties-ish, a little bit hip, successful enough
TIM - the same, maybe not quite as hip
ABBY - almost thirty, hoping for enlightenment
BRUCE - early thirties, slick as hell
Author
Jordan Hall

Jordan Hall

Jordan Hall is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose work has been dubbed “stellar, insightful” by Plank Magazine, “thoughtful” by CBC Radio, and “vivid, memorable” by NOW. Her first full-length play, Kayak, won Samuel French’s Canadian Playwrights Competition, and has been produced to critical acclaim across North America. Her most recent play, How to Survive an Apocalypse, is fresh ... view full profile

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