DIAGNOSIS: Schizoid Personality Disorder
CASE HISTORY: Don Dimello’s theatrical extravaganzas have delighted audiences of all ages, but mostly Greek, raincoated men on dialysis. Dimello is best known for his edgy reinterpretations of classic theatrical works and for adding scantily clad women to plays that may or may not need them. Past productions include Three Sisters (In Bathing Suits and Later Nothing At All), All My Sons (And The Women They’re Poon-tanging), The Importance of Peeing, Earnest, Noises (and Clothing) Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream About Two Girls Slathered in Chocolate Sauce Going at Each Other, and The Pajama Game. Last spring (break), Mr. Dimello launched his controversial adaptation of Sam Shepard’s True West starring John C. Reilly and Nick Nolte; which is apparently still running at some god-foresaken, ragged-edge-of-nowhere, hole in the ground. He is currently engaged in developing a neo-sci-fi musical, post-apocalyptic, cyber-bullshit production of Hey, Really Giger! with Andrew Lloyd Webber and H.R. Giger.