Black Curtain Theatre: The Harry and Sam Dialogues
By Karen Ellison
Life Beyond Beer and Ding Dongs
May 6 & 7, 2023
Meet Harry and Sam: two blue-collar friends who like to pass the time posing outlandish questions to one another. Why is life like a Ding Dong? Where do sandwiches come from? Why is reincarnation named after a flower? And, of course, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Their dialogue initially sounds like a Monty Python skit, but soon deepens as the men use what they can from their own lives to make sense of what everything means. How are men and women different? How well do people really know each other? Is there life after death? As time passes, the questions, once shrouded in indifference, reveal the men’s characters, eventually exposing a truth that changes their friendship forever. A clever comedy about life and big questions.