"38 MINUTES" is a musical based on true events experienced by its conceptor, Holly Doubet. On January 13, 2018, an emergency cell phone alert informs everyone in Hawaii that an incoming nuclear missile is headed straight for the islands warning citizens and visitors; "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.'' The people in Hawaii believe that the terrifying alert is accurate until a follow up message is sent out thirty-eight minutes later advising that the first alert was an unfortunate mistake.