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‘The End of the World’ at the Pear Theatre

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DEATH DATE: in 'The End of the World' the apocalypse turns out to be the ultimate thirst trap.

DEATH DATE: in 'The End of the World' the apocalypse turns out to be the ultimate thirst trap.

The premise is simple enough. With 12 hours left to live, how would you choose to spend your time? With friends? With family? How about swiping through potential matches on your handset? In outline, Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid, sounds similar to Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers—albeit with a decidedly absurdist twist. With the entire population of Earth is about to disappear, playwright Jeffrey Lo muses that a dating website will get a great deal of play during humanity’s final hours.

Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid
Sat, 8pm, $28+
The Pear Theatre, Mountain View

 

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