Los Angeles Theater Preview: APOCALYPSE PLAY (Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre)

by Frank Arthur on April 10, 2017

in Theater-Los Angeles

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

If you think the end of the world is scary, how about the end of a run of a terrific new play and you missed it? The Ovation-recommended Apocalypse Play closes up shop this weekend, and you definitely want to be around for the end.

I know it always seems like the end of the world in Los Angles, especially now with all the rapid-growth density and expense that comes with it, but isn’t it time we stopped the doomsday approach and lightened up about it all? Here’s an idea: Check out Cory Hinkle’s smart and funny Apocalypse Play, which closes up shop this weekend. And if you’ve got plans, don’t sweat it: There’s a 5:00 show on Saturday, which gives you plenty of time to eat and get to your next outing. In case you don’t have plans, an extra 8:00 show has been added on Saturday.

Meet Jane, who’s stuck in a cramped apartment turned shelter with her ex, Chip. They think they’re the last living souls on earth, until others start showing up at their doorstep. Chip believes they should band together and save the race, build a new civilization from the ashes of the past. But Jane isn’t so sure. To her, the apocalypse isn’t so bad: She can finally hear herself think.

If you think you’ve had your fill of plays about cannibals and actors, this will open up a whole new end of the world.

photos by Yaseer Khanani

Apocalypse Play
Moving Arts
Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave.
Fri at 8; Sat at 5 & 8; Sun at 4
ends April 15, 2017
for tickets, call 323.472.5646 or visit Moving Arts

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