AT 59E59 THEATRES 59 E 59TH STREET NY, NY 10022
March 9 – April 1
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 & 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.
"DILORIO'S DIALOGUE SPARKLES WITH BECKETT-STYLE REMARKS WHILE THESE TWO "GIANTS" OF THE LITERARY AND WRESTLING WORLDS CONVERSE...INTELLIGENT, WITTY, AND BRIGHT." - Talkin' Broadway
The Custom Made Theatre Co., in its 18th season of production in San Francisco, is committed to producing plays that awaken our social conscience, focusing on the strength of the ensemble and creating an intimate theatrical experience. Custom Made is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), National New Play Network (Associate member, NNPN) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA). Recipient of the SF Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award for making a lasting contribution to Bay Area theatre.