World Premiere

Feb 11- Mar 5

It’s a totally true story: 12-year old Andre the Giant, already over 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, didn’t fit on the school bus. Andre’s neighbor, as repayment of a favor, offered to drive Andre to school in his truck. The neighbor was Samuel Beckett. “Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant,” imagines a series of scenes between a giant – a man who cannot hide, and a writer obsessed with silence. Dilorio fashions a world as absurd as a Beckett play itself.

With Dave Sikula* as Samuel Beckett and Brendan Averett** as Andre the Giant

Creative Team
Brooke Jennings*, Maxx Kurzunski*, Beth Hall, Erik LaDue, Stewart Lyle, Florence McCafferty, Kitty Torres, Ryan Lee Short

Samuel Beckett. Andre the Giant. What could they possibly have in common?

A World Premiere Play!

Feb 11 – Mar 5 Thurs-Fri 8pm; Sat 8pm
Custom Made Theatre 533 Sutter St @ Powell Union Square

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The latest reviews!

“Rarely have I heard an opening night audience laughing with such glee at a new play, clearly wanting more. … a charming two-man play, a world premiere, takes on a realistic but ridiculous series of encounters and spins comic gold out of them.”

“Dilorio’s dialogue sparkles with Beckett-style remarks while these two “giants” of the literary and wrestling worlds converse. The imaginary meetings involve conversations that are intelligent, witty, and bright.”


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