Performance Calendar
MAR 9, 2017 - APR 1, 2017

The Custom Made Theatre Co. with Executive Producers William and Ruth Isenberg presents


By Gino DiIorio
Directed by Leah S. Abrams
With Brendan Averett and Dave Sikula
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.

"an affectionate tribute to a stage goliath and a grappler built like a brute."
- The New York Times

"an adoring memento to the two giants- one literal, the other literary"
- Theater Is Easy

"an entertaining and thoughtful absurdist bromance"
- This Week in NY

"Cleverly written, wonderfully acted, and staged with creative simplicity, Sam & Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant is an enchanting fantasia."
- Theater Scene

"Both Sikula and Averett provide engaging, often funny, performances that allow us to accept them as two charmingly lost souls, men dominated by their exceptionalism and consequent inability to fit in."
- Theater Pizzazz

Sam & Dede Production Shots
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$25.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $17.50)

Tue, Wed, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8:30
Sat at 2:30 & 8:30, Sun at 3:30