Joe hires a prostitute. They engage in a tawdry encounter, after which we listen to her dream, which reveals her spiritual longing. Joe attends the funeral of his Uncle Murray. Murray receives a grandiose eulogy, while Joe remembers the real, flawed man. Joe considers the whereabouts and nature of God and questions His compassion and care. A self-proclaimed minister offers to bring back the dead to a frightened woman on the phone. Later, he prays with another man before requiring him to repeat absurd declarations of love. We hear Dial-a-Prayers from pastors around the country. A woman describes her rare, moving experience of bliss.
Series: Somewhere Out There
Show Type: Monologue
Cast: Grace Zabriskie, Ryan Cutrona, Harvey Perr, Phil Proctor, Douglas Johnson, Davis Black, Joe Frank
Air Date: 1995
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Heather C (verified owner) – :
Provocative, absurd, moving, wrenching, brilliant – as only Joe Frank can master
Alicia (verified owner) – :
The dial-a-prayer segments are so unbelievably hilarious – I don’t know how they recorded them without laughing, I’m a mess every time I hear this piece. Everybody should hear!