Diiorio’s ‘Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant’ to be produced at Washington Stage Guild

Theatre Arts Program Director Gino DiIorio’s play, “Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant” will have its area premiere at the Washington Stage Guild (Washington, D.C.) from March 19 through April 12.

The play tells the story of the unlikeliest of friendships, which began when an aspiring writer, an Irish expatriate in France, gave a young man — whose remarkable size made him the object of derision — rides to school each day. The two discussed playwriting, pro wrestling, and where their lives would lead them.