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Announcing RLT’s next virtual productions!


We’re excited to share some new virtual performances coming up at Raleigh Little Theatre!

Waiting for the Host

RLT presents Marc Palmieri’s Waiting for the Host, opening virtually on October 1! Waiting for the Host is a two-part virtual comedy set in present-day Long Island. While theatres, playgrounds, schools, and churches are shuttered by a modern plague, the rector of a small church gathers a handful of parishioners via video conference. Her goal is to record a theatrical reading of the story of the Passion for the church website. As exes bicker and technology confuses, this socially distant endeavor quickly becomes chaotic. Still, in the effort, the group finds a strange, painful closeness, and that their comic and clumsy reading has become a kind of desperate prayer.

We can’t wait to bring this fresh new play to RLT! Links to Part 1 (Waiting for the Host) and Part 2 (Still Waiting) will be sold separately for $10 each, and we encourage watching Part 1 before enjoying Part 2.

The show will be performed live online between October 1-10, and tickets will be available soon!

The Midnight Dreary Festival: Community Interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe

In October, RLT will celebrate the work of Edgar Allan Poe through a series of readings and a festival of work created by the community.

The Midnight Dreary Festival will feature radio drama readings of several of Edgar Allan Poe’s most chilling short stories, read and directed by local artists. The featured stories will be released online October 27-30 (just in time for Halloween!) and will be The Mask of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Pit and the Pendulum. We are excited about the artists joining us on this eerie adventure and will be announcing the directors, performers, and sound designers behind these radio dramas soon!

RLT invites the community to join in on this spooky celebration and come play with us. We would love you to flex those creative muscles by getting involved! Click here to learn more about the Community Creations portion of the festival.

Stay tuned to our website and social media for more information on both events soon!