“A tussle between romance and realism, imagination and sense, spirit and body...An enjoyably elaborated argument between an articulate Don Quixote and a humorous Sancho Panza, and perhaps, a demonstration that both are necessary to the rest of us.” Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman
My Dinner with Andre
978-0-8021-3063-1 • $15.00 • Paperback • Oct. 1981
My Dinner with André is a passionate, volatile, and humorous encounter between two friends who have not seen each other for a long time, and decide to catch up on each others’ lives over dinner. André Gregory is an intense, highly experimental theater director and playwright in search of life’s meanings and spiritual revelations. His friend, Wally Shawn, is an actor and playwright living in New York who is more preoccupied with the search for his next meal. As André recounts his global journeys involving esoteric theatrical experiments and mystical adventures, Wally listens with more than skepticism, as his attitudes shift among wonder, puzzlement, admiration, and anger. What finally emerges is a sensitive portrait of a friendship that survives and transcends contrasting assumptions about love, death, art, and man’s continuing quest for self-fulfillment.