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Waiting for the Host: Parts 1 & 2

October 1 - 10, 2020

Virtual (General Admission)

Waiting for the Host is a virtual play-within-a-play style comedy performed over a video-conferencing platform in two parts. 

By Marc Palmieri

Directed by Patrick Torres


Access the program for Waiting for the Host by texting the word “Program” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).


Part 1: Waiting for the Host
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.

Part 2: Still Waiting
The pandemic lockdown is well into its second month. Members of the church find themselves bitten by the “acting bug.” With the help of a “professional director” from Manhattan, they hope to launch a community theatre at the church. To their surprise, the bishop and church leadership found their Passion Play objectionable, and their plans are met with resistance. They decide to put on a showcase of their skills, with an “updated” version of medieval Biblical plays, and find they win the support of an unexpected guest.

Ticket Information

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This show is performed live over a video-conferencing platform. You will purchase access to watch live from your home! The show is recommended for ages 12+.

Tickets are $10 per access link for each part. Links cannot be shared. While Parts 1 & 2 can be enjoyed on their own, we do recommend watching Part 1 first for the best viewing experience.

Runtime for each part is approximately 50 minutes.

Tickets will be sold until one hour before show time. Please purchase your access link before 6:30 PM EDT in order to watch the performance that night. The performance is hosted on Vimeo. Thank you!

Performance schedule:

Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 1

Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 1

Oct 3 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 1

Oct 3 @ 9:00 PM EDT – PART 2

Oct 8 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 2

Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 2

Oct 10 @ 7:30 PM EDT – PART 1

Oct 10 @ 9:00 PM EDT – PART 2

Cast List

Tina Morris Anderson
Hakeem Abdur-Rahim
Gilly Conklin
George Labusohr
Laura Levine
Elena Montero Mulligan
Joey DeSena