How to Survive an Apocalypse

How to Survive an Apocalypse at the Firehall Arts Centre

June 2–11
Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova St, Vancouver


Half-price Preview on June 2

Tue 7pm
Wed-Fri 8pm
Sat 4pm & 8pm
Sun 3pm
Wed 1pm PWYC 

By Jordan Hall
A Flying Start Play

A young and successful urban couple become convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. They become ‘preppers’, hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and they are both forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life. A romantic comedy about the end of days, showcasing the talents of our fifth Flying Start playwright.

World Premiere

The aim of Flying Start is to bring the new work of aspiring professional playwrights to the stage. The program selects a playwright through a submission process, to receive development resources to take a specific script to production readiness. It culminates in a fully professional production to showcase the script and the Flying Start playwright. The selected playwright also receives a $6,000 stipend, sponsored by the RBC Foundation, to support their writing work over the course of the process.


Apocalypse Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Phillip of Vancouver, BC who is the lucky winner of a $400 prize package to the Hawksworth Restaurant!

Production Credits

Touchstone in association with PTC
and the Firehall Arts Centre

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
Set by David Roberts
Costumes by Christopher David Gauthier
Lighting by Adrian Muir
Sound by Elliot Vaughan
Stage Managed by Rebecca Mulvihill

Starring Lindsey Angell, Sebastien Archibald, Claire Hesselgrave and Zahf Paroo

Photo of Sebastien Archibald and Claire Hesselgrave by Emily Cooper.