Review: ‘Sam and Dede or My Dinner with Andre the Giant,’ a world premiere at CustomMade Theatre (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) CustomMade’s publicty packet for ‘Sam and Dede’ informs us of the following fact: 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 […]

‘Waiting for Godot’ at Marin Theatre Company is engaging and funny

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 3/5 » Recommended) (“Waiting for Godot” plays at Marin Theatre Company from January 24 through February 17.) Arguably, the three most influential plays ever written are Sophocles’ “Oedipus”, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Beckett‘s “Waiting for Godot”. Nothing that follows can escape their shadows. “Oedipus” is the very root of our theatre; “Hamlet” defines […]