Marshwood High School One-Act Play


This year’s one-act play will be part of a virtual Maine Drama Festival this weekend, and it will stream for free on Saturday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM. (The link will be emailed, and it will be posted on Marshwood Theatre’s Facebook page.)

The cast includes Gabi Giniusz, Riley Hanscom, Kate Adams, Janet Homans, Alana Moretti, and Tucker Whelan.

Written in New York City during the 2020 lockdown, WAITING FOR THE HOST is a show that is specifically meant to be performed remotely. (The MHS cast has rehearsed entirely on Zoom.)

SYNOPSIS: While theatres, playgrounds, schools, and churches are shuttered by a modern plague, the rector of a small church on Long Island gathers a handful of parishioners via Zoom in April 2020. His 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.

Screen Shot 2021-03-16 at 10.08.24 AM(Running time is about 45 minutes.)

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