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On June 5, 2012, Oracle B*Sides and Hawkeye Plainview presents THE RORSKY PLAYS: SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT AND THE CRICKETS and DANIEL DAY LEWIS AND THE BIG POTATAS, two one-acts by Rory Jobst, directed by Joshua Ellison and Stephen Murray.
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About SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS
While living in rural France, Irish Nobel-winning playwright Samuel Beckett drove his friend's son, Andre Rousimoff, to school, because the 12-year-old boy was too big to fit in the local school bus. This boy would grow up to become the iconic professional wrestler, Andre the Giant. Inspired by a true story, this one-act imagines one particular drive to school, chock full of Beckett's existential absurdities and Andre's zest for life. This a remount of a successful production at this year's Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.
- Samuel Beckett- BF Helman
- Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant)- Christopher Marcum
- Joshua Ellison
About DANIEL DAY-LEWIS AND THE BIG POTATAS
Masha, a cute female film geek runs into famed method Daniel Day-Lewis in a pet cemetery while he is deep in character, preparing for a role in a horror creature feature. She then uncovers many intimate details about the project he is preparing for, and involves herself in the creative process.
- Dash Dieu-Hickey (Daniel Day-Lewis)- Brian Hurst
- Masha Shamrayev- Sara Greenfield
- Stephen Murray
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