Two Minutes to Midnight by Michael Ross Albert
Jack and Tracy really need a vacation, but everything at their all-inclusive tropical getaway has been a disappointment. It’s rained the entire trip, their social media influence hasn’t translated to real revenue yet, and an inbound nuclear missile might be about to annihilate them and everyone nearby. With the world-- and their relationship-- on the brink of collapse, the bickering couple stares down oblivion together, confronting the illusions that kept them together, and finding hope for their future in the chaos of imminent destruction.
Produced by The Assembly Theatre, Toronto ON, April 2022
Keywords: two-hander, romcom, love, satire, relationship, couple
Run time: 60 minutes
Content note: Contains swearing
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 1
"Michael Ross Albert's comedy about a couple confronting the end of the world at a tropical resort is funny and deeply moving."
"Riveting... Beyond refreshing... A damn entertaining night out."
"An absolute thrill to behold... And that final line took my breath away."
"A refreshing antidote to the tenor of the times."
"Fast-paced, whip smart dialogue and a story that goes like the wind."
"Two Minutes to Midnight is a trip we all need right now."
-Inside Looking In