Nigro, Don (American playwright, 19__-____), “Banana Man,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village, New York City, summer, 1964,
© 19__ by Don Nigro;
• in Don Nigro’s Banana Man and Other Plays (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 19__), SF 4253;
• script/rights available in typescript from Don Nigro, according to a longtime friend of Nigro, Dr. James McGhee, Associate Professor, English & Humanities, director of theatre, Room A-104, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania 17405-7199, U.S.A., telephone 717-846-7788x1401, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee.
Sam (m), restaurant costomer; Buster (m), restaurant costomer; _____ (f), a chattery young waitress with theatrical ambitions.
“In New York, in the summer of 1964, Buster Keaton appeared in a short experimental film written by Samuel Beckett. In this play, set in an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village that summer, two gentlemen named Sam and Buster attempt to communicate with each other, with the unlikely help of a chattery young waitress with theatrical ambitions, who mistakes Buster for Moe from the Three Stooges and Sam for his agent.
• “A table and some chairs. . . . A funny and moving play about the quiet, absurd heroism of two apparently very different but very great artists.”— Samuel French, Inc., http://www.samuelfrench.com, accessed July 8, 2006.
• Samuel French, Inc., has published twelve volumes of Don Nigro’s plays. “His plays have been produced at the McCarter Theatre, the WPA Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Stage Company, Manhattan Class Company and in many other theatres all over the United States and in Canada, England and Hungary. Nigro has twice been James Thurber Writer in Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and twice been a finalist for the National Repertory Foundation’s National Play Award. His work has been commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, optioned by the American Place Theatre in New York, and published by Theatre Communications Group in their Plays in Process series.”—Cincinnati Biographies, http://www.theatretoursinternational.com/Biographies/CNBiogs.html, accessed February 13, 2003.
Beckett (Samuel Beckett, aka Samuel Barclay Beckett, Irish playwright, novelist, poet, b. April 13, 1906-d. December 22, 1989), Greenwich Village, Keaton (Buster Keaton, aka Joseph Frank Keaton Jr., screen actor, writer, director, b. October 4, 1895-d. February 1, 1966).