The Harry and Sam Dialogues
By Karen Ellison
Directed by Les Campbell
October 1-17, 2021
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
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Meet Harry and Sam: two old friends who like to pass the time posing outlandish questions to one another. These questions, shrouded in indifference, allow each man to question the other without asserting his fears. Eventually, time passes and the indifference melts into destruction—changing their friendship forever.
On the surface, The Harry and Sam Dialogues appear to be philosophical discussions between two blue-collar types who are way out of their league, but their discussions are surprisingly lively. They use what they can from their own lives, like milk and Ding-Dongs, to make sense of what everything means. They discuss all the big questions: Is there life after death? How are men and women different? And, of course, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Some strong language and adult situations.
This production was BTG’s entry at AACTFest'21 and won the Outstanding Acting Ensemble award and was nominated for Outstanding Production.