How to Survive an Apocalypse

by  Jordan Hall

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

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

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How to Survive an Apocalypse

by  Jordan Hall

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young and successful urban couple becomes 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.
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Reviews

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 

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Vancouver, but much of what is resonant for Vancouver may well be resonant for other large urban centers.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

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 acr ...

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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.

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