My Dinner With André: A Screenplay

by Wallace Shawn

Other authorsAndré Gregory (Author)
Paper Book, 1981





New York : Grove Press, 1981.


"My Dinner with Andre" 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. Andre 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 Andre 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 contransting assumptions about love, death, art, and man's continuing quest for self-fulfillment.… (more)

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LibraryThing member deckla
The conversation about art and life you always wanted to have. André relates his experiences traveling the world searching for meaning during a three-year period after exiling himself from the theatre. Wally provides the grounded reality. Quirky, odd, riveting.



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