Live Stream: Waiting for The Host
2020. The worldwide pandemic has resulted in pandemonium, isolating millions and forcing the shutdown of everything from places of worship, to playgrounds, to plays.
Meanwhile, in Singapore, an unorthodox union of unusual suspects congregates online, on Zoom, on a mission…to stage a play!
Our motley menagerie of misfit virgin thespians decide to go the full monty and become a bona fide theatre troupe. But as they rehearse in socially distanced cyber safety, things become unsafely anti-social. Dirty laundry is aired, sacred secrets are shared, and the drama unfolds into an unholy comedy of errors of Biblical proportions. Literally. Still they push on, with a little help from a surprise guest…
WAITING FOR THE HOST is a timely and thought-provoking play specially created to be experienced online, with Pangdemonium boldly embracing the “new normal” by bringing you an exciting and extraordinary piece of virtual theatre in the midst of our enforced digital regime. A play within a play within a pandemic, this hilarious, poignant, and ultimately inspiring production gives us all a much-needed touch of humanity within this surreality, where human touch has become a virtual unreality.”
Cast: Adrian Pang, Gavin Yap, Keagan Kang, Mina Kaye, Neo Swee Lin, Petrina Kow, Zachary Pang
Directed by Tracie Pang
“…a new approach to theatre, brilliantly entertaining, real, raw, and brings much-needed laughter – exactly what theatre is supposed to do.” —BroadwayWorld.com.
“…a sweetness and earnestness of the awkward mechanics of Zoom life, providing a quiet affirmation of the power of community and an exploration of faith.” — Syracuse.com