A new play titled “Spending the End of the World on OkCupid” is premiering in San Francisco on January 25th, 2019.
Written by Jeffrey Lo, the play follows the main characters as they face the imminent extinction of the human race. When a prophet correctly predicts that half of the world’s population will be wiped out, he warns those who remain that they will also disappear by the end of the day.
The play’s description reads: “With 12 hours to live, some spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family, others spend the end of the world on OkCupid.”
However, it is also quick to point out that it has in no way been authorised or approved by OkCupid.
Director Michael Champlin told Broadway World: “In a time when it seems as though technology is dividing and isolating us more and more on a daily basis, this play of hope-in-humanity turns all that on its head.
“The play poses the question, ‘If this was your last day on earth, would you want to spend it alone?’ I think this play resoundingly answers ‘no’, and to me that sense of uplift couldn’t be more inspiring.”
The play is showing four days a week until February 17th, 2019 at The Pear, a 100-seat theatre in the Bay Area. Tickets are currently available for $28.
In April 2018, a musical called “Tinder Tales” ran in Australia, and followed a woman who started a serious relationship with a man she met on the dating app.
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