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In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Arthur Miller, Grace Zabriskie, Helen Wilson, Florina Federescou, Douglas Johnson, Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Scripted Actors, 55 minutes
Preceded by: Problems
Followed by: Smile

The first light snow of the year has fallen, and the ground is dusted in white.

Pilgrim is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1993.


Second person description of a thanksgiving dinner. Thoughts about the pilgrims including birth defects. Actor: Meeting a holy man while being washed downriver. The point of a pilgrimage. Actor: Falling asleep in a temple. Falling in love with a car and buying it, then driving across the country as a pilgrim, falling for a waitress. Actor: trying to commit suicide in Budapest, taking a train to see a doctor in a pool hall. Driving in the rockies and the desert. Being pulled over by a cop who complains that people travel too much. Driving to Las Vegas. Driving into the ocean.


Additional credits

  • Mixed by Jerry Summers
  • Remixed by Ray Guarna


  • This program was originally broadcast in two half hour parts, but appears on joefrank.com as a single program.
  • This program was often rebroadcast on Thanksgiving