Ohlone Theatre Asks: How Would You Spend the End of the World? - Press Release, Office of College Advancement

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Man and woman hugging each looking at their cell phone over the should of the other person. Event poster.Fremont, CA-Ohlone College presents the world premiere of "Spending the End of the World on OkCupid," written for Ohlone College by playwright Jeffrey Lo.

A modern day prophet has correctly predicted the disappearance of half the world's population and warns that those remaining will be the next to go when the clock strikes midnight. With only twelve hours to live, some spend the last hours with their friends, most spend the remaining time with their family, while others spend the end of the world on OkCupid.

The play explores complex questions about human interactions: connections, loneliness, anxiety, and finding oneself; how the internet affects our lives; and the importance of time, mortality, love, and humor. Playwright Jeffrey Lo says, "I was thrilled when director Michael Navarra asked me to write a play specifically for Ohlone College students. Developing the play through workshops with the director, the design team and collaborating with the wonderful student actors has been an invaluable experience. Hearing the actors and listening to their feedback has helped to create a fun play that audiences will enjoy."

Cast members holding their cell phones in the dark, with a man and young girl looking up at the sky.

Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director based in the Bay Area. He is the recipient of the 2014 Leigh Weimars Emerging Artist Award; the 2012 Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council of Silicon Valley; and Theatre Bay Area Director's TITAN Award.

  • Spending the End of The World On OkCupid
    Written by Jeffrey Lo
    Directed by Michael Navarra
  • A Production of the Ohlone College Theatre Department
  • November 4-5, 10, 12, 17-19, 8:00 pm
  • ASL Interpreted November 18
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets: (510) 659-6031 or SmithCenter.com

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