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the waiting room

Presented by CORNINGWORKS at New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Sep 05 - 09 2018
the waiting room

A surreal, transcendent dance-theater work that touches more on life, than on death. How can it not?

Using the catalyst of a little known Jewish tradition,
where from the moment of death until the moment of burial,
a body should not be left unattended,
a SHOMER (guard) is engaged to sit through the long over night vigil.
What is it like sitting in a room alone with death for hours?

Through the integral use of creative projections, theatrical innovations, and Cornings poignant choreographic style, this group of performing and visual artists collaboratively create a stunning, often times surreal

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General Admission $30
Senior/Student $25

Contact: 412-320-4610

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New Hazlett Theater

6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


On-street parking is available at no cost after 6pm, Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Paid parking is available in the Allegheny Health Network garage for evening events and weekend matinees.

To find the garage:

Drive past the theater and follow Allegheny Square East as if you were going back out onto East Commons
The Allegheny Health Network garage will be on your left
Pull in and a uniformed parking attendant will collect your fee
Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)
NOTE: The lot will close one hour after the show
For various events, security is on site to direct you to available parking options. Parking for sporting events impact space available near the Theater. Please check your local listings to see if the Theater’s event conflicts with our local sports teams.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access